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Friday, March 23, 2018

Russia agreed to police peacekeepers in the Donbass, said Kiev

In the administration of the President of Ukraine agreed to the Russian side for placement in the Donbass armed police mission of the OSCE, reports “Interfax”.

photo: AP

Such arrangements, according to the Deputy head of the presidential administration of Ukraine Konstantin Yeliseyev, was reached in overnight talks, “Norman Quartet” on 23 may, but has since been sabotaged by Russia.

In particular, Russia has not yet been sent to the Berlin diplomats to discuss the political and military component of the agreement, and in addition, it turned out, according to Yeliseyev, not ready to talk about police mission at the level of permanent representatives of States-participants of the Normandy format to the OSCE.

However, according to the official, the Ukrainian party has recordings of all telephone conversations on this subject proving such intentions of our country.

Furthermore, they were not recorded the details, which were to be discussed at the expert level, after which proposals would be on the tables, the leaders of “Norman Quartet.”

Recall that the discussion of a possible appearance on the territory of the breakaway republics of Ukraine a police mission of the OSCE was held in connection with the upcoming local elections there. They are implied by the Minsk agreement, but Russia and Ukraine have different interpretations of the terms.

Read about the requirement Zakharchenko to Poroshenko.

So, Ukraine believes that the first needs to get control of the border with Russia, while Russia insists on immediate holding of local elections. However, the law about them is not yet adopted by the Verkhovna Rada. Ensuring security and control of the election and would have to be one of the tasks of the police of the OSCE mission.

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