The proposal of the President of Russian Federation Vladimir Putin on the deployment of peacekeeping force in Donbas may be the first step to lifting anti-Russian sanctions. This view was expressed by the Deputy of the official representative of the government of Germany Ulrike Demmer.
The German government has supported the initiative of Putin to send in the Donbass UN peacekeepers. Thus, Demmer noted that further evaluation is necessary to wait for more information about this idea, reports TASS.
According to her, Moscow’s proposal is a “step” leading to the abandonment of sanctions against Russia, but complete removal will follow only after the implementation of the Minsk agreements.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday instructed the foreign Ministry to draft a resolution on the introduction of Donbass “blue helmets” and promised shortly to submit it for consideration to the UN Security Council.
In response, the Ukrainian foreign Ministry said that the composition of the peacekeeping forces can be neither Russian citizens nor the representatives of the DNI and LC. In turn, the permanent representative of Ukraine to the Council of Europe Dmitry Kuleba described Putin’s initiative as “deceit”.
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