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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Putin supported Poroshenko, agreeing to arm the OSCE observers in the Donbass

The head of the presidential administration of Russia Sergei Ivanov in an interview with Russian TV reported that President Vladimir Putin agreed with the proposal of the Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko about increasing the security of the OSCE in the Donbas. To this end, the observers will be armed. Earlier Poroshenko has repeatedly demanded that Western countries to accelerate the issue of the introduction in the Donbass armed of the OSCE mission to maintain law and order during the elections. In the DNI and LC, these proposals were rejected. Ivanov also stressed that it is only the observers in the demarcation line, and not about the mission to the elections in DND and LNR.

photo: Natalia Gubernatorova

Sergei Ivanov.

As explained in interview to the program “Vesti Nedeli” on the channel “Russia 1” the head of the Kremlin administration Sergei Ivanov, Vladimir Putin has repeatedly said that Russia agrees with the proposal Poroshenko Petr Alekseevich, to the observers of the OSCE mission had a Makarov pistol, or “Walter”, small arms. This is necessary to protect themselves on the frontline.

Ivanov stressed that we are talking about the OSCE observers in the demarcation line, and not about the electoral mission of the OSCE, which can run in the elections (in the South-East of Ukraine).

Ivanov added that final decisions need a consensus agreement of all members of the OSCE.

At the same time, we will remind, earlier Petro Poroshenko insisted that Western leaders “channel four” has accelerated the decision on the introduction in the Donbass armed mission, which is to maintain order it was on election that they were held in strict compliance with the Ukrainian legislation. In DND and LNR said that the introduction of such a mission may be subject to escalation.

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