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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Pushkov said Volcker, criticized the position of Russian peacekeepers in the Donbass


Chairman of the interim Commission of the Federation Council’s information policy and interaction with mass media Alexei Pushkov has responded to the statement of US special envoy in Ukraine, Kurt Volker, who has criticized the Russian version of the introduction of UN peacekeepers in the Donbass.


Alexei Pushkov.

“We have no idea of Russia to criticize, but to think about how to ensure peace and to persuade Kiev to implement the Minsk-2,” wrote a Russian Senator in his Twitter.

This Pushkov added that otherwise, the mission Volcker “will end ingloriously”.

Talking about the Volcker statement, which he made on Saturday during the forum “Yalta European strategy”.

“What was proposed, I believe, will divide Ukraine even more than going to solve the problem. But, in fact, an interesting proposal,” said Walker.

“Interesting” the Russian proposal is considered, and the Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel, but she also did not agree with the Russian formula.

Recall that on 5 September it became known that Russia sent to the UN Security Council a draft resolution on the peacekeepers in the Donbass. This was done in accordance with the instructions of Vladimir Putin the Russian foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. The Russian proposal implies that the “blue helmets” must appear only on the line of contact and only for the protection of OSCE observers.

Ukraine’s position was submitted on 7 September. The Ukrainian foreign Ministry has described Moscow’s proposal as another attempt to “present aggression domestic conflict” and “distort the idea and purpose of peacekeeping”. Ukraine demands that the UN mission there was not one Russian “to blue helmets” were on the whole territory of Donbass, up to the Russian border and to the “occupying forces” left the Donbass”.

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