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Saturday, January 20, 2018

In the state Duma opposed the deployment of peacekeepers on the border of Russia and Ukraine

In the state Duma criticized the proposal of U.S. Department of state on location of UN peacekeeping mission on the border of Russia and Ukraine. The first Deputy Chairman of the international Affairs Committee Dmitri Novikov believes that this initiative should not even be discussed.

photo: Dmitry Katerinov

“In this connection, you need to deploy peacekeepers on the border of Russia and Ukraine, if these two States are not leading a war among themselves, are not parties to the conflict? Even discuss it hardly”, — Novikov said in an interview with RT.

The MP also recalled the need to hold international negotiations on the placement of UN peacekeepers on the demarcation line of the DND and LNR on the one hand and Ukraine on the other.

Earlier, state Department spokesman Heather Nauert said that a UN force should be deployed throughout the territory of Donbas up to the border with Russia. According to her, the American administration hopes that this decision will be able to contribute to the restoration of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.

Russia, in turn, offered to place UN forces on the line dividing the military units of Ukraine and the breakaway republics of Donbass. Later, the President of Russia Vladimir Putin admitted that peacekeepers can be on the frontline, but in the places where he leads the activities of the OSCE monitoring mission.

Read the material: UN Peacekeepers in the Donbas: why do they need Russia


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