The United States believes that peacekeepers in the East of Ukraine should be not only on the line of collision, and on the whole territory of Donbass. This was stated at the State Department, the AP reports.
The United States agree that UN peacekeepers can protect Ukrainians and help to restore state sovereignty.
“Any such force should have a broad mandate to ensure peace and security throughout the occupied territory of Ukraine”, – said state Department spokesman Heather Nauert.
Earlier, Russia’s permanent representative to the UN, Vasily Nebenzia said that Russia sent the Chairman of the UN security Council the tekeda alemu and the Secretary General of the organization Antonio Guterres the draft resolution on the deployment of peacekeepers on the contact line in the Donbass.
According to the Ambassador of Ukraine to the United Nations Volodymyr Yelchenko, the Russian draft resolution “totally unrealistic things” in which “there is no peacekeeping”. According to him, Russia has offered to host the mission only on the line of contact, as well as to negotiate on this issue with representatives of the terrorists.
Foreign Ministry said that Ukraine will continue to promote the initiative on the deployment of UN peacekeepers in the Donbass, but not on the terms of the Russian Federation.