Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the introduction in the Donbass UN peacekeepers is “quite appropriate”. He said this on Tuesday, September 5, during a press conference on the results of the BRICS summit.
“The presence of peacekeepers, even you can’t tell the peacekeepers, and the people who provide security of the OSCE mission, I believe it is appropriate and I do not see anything wrong with that. On the contrary, I believe that it would be beneficial to solving the problem in the South-East of Ukraine”, – said Putin.
In his opinion, a peacekeeping force should be only on the demarcation line in the Donbas and the question of its introduction should be resolved after negotiations with DND and LNR.
“These forces must be on the boundary line and more on what areas. And, third, the decision of this question must occur not only after the breeding of the parties and the withdrawal of heavy equipment, and it can not be solved without direct contact with the representatives of the DND and LNR”, – said the Russian President.
We recall that earlier the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that he intends to present the idea of introduction of peacekeepers in Donbass the UN General Assembly in September. “Move ahead of the curve”, made GDP, forcing the team Poroshenko urgently pereverstyvat already written and verified text of the speech in new York.
“The issue of the UN peacekeeping mission and a military mission of OSCE is very difficult, – said in August the Ukrainian President. – Everything depends on the categorical refusal of the Russian Federation to establish peace in the Donbas. Or more categorical unwillingness to leave Ukraine alone. But I’m sure the water wears away the stone, so the idea of the peacekeepers I’m going next month to represent new York at the session of the UN General Assembly”.
All documents necessary to enter the Donbass UN peacekeeping mission, Ukraine has prepared. However, without the consent of Russia, as a permanent member of the UN Security Council and having the right to veto any resolution, the issue “hangs in the air.”
Permanent representative of Ukraine to the Council of Europe Dmitry Kuleba was among the first Ukrainian officials reacted to the sensational news from China on the adjustment of the position of Russia regarding the introduction in the Donbass UN peacekeeping forces. According to Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine, “the interception of the initiative” Vladimir Vladimirovich intended only to “distort it in their favor.”
Mr. Kuleba even offered their own interpretation of the future “development themes”. Say, if Ukraine rejects the proposed accommodation of UN peacekeepers only along the demarcation line of fire, demanding the presence of international forces throughout Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics, the Russian side publicly declared: “We are for peace, but you are all for the war”.
The initiative of Vladimir Putin, Ambassador Kuleba described as “deceit”.