Russian Senator Alexey Pushkov commented on the antics of the Vice President of the United States Michael Pence, who demonstratively left the hall of the UN Security Council before the speech of the foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov.
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“Demonstrative care of the Pence during his speech Lavrov at the UN — a clear signal that we have with the US administration, there are almost no points of contact,” he wrote in his Twitter. Member of the Federation Council added that in this regard, we should not Harbor any illusions.
On the eve of the UN Security Council discussed the initiative on the introduction of peacekeepers in Donbass. The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and Vice-President of the United States Michael Pence demonstratively left the hall immediately after their performances, not waiting for the speech of Sergey Lavrov.
It is possible that the care of the Pence and Poroshenko is associated with disagreement between Washington and Kiev with Moscow’s position. Lavrov said about the prospects of cooperation of the UN and the OSCE in case of approval of the Russian initiative for a peace mission.
In turn Poroshenko in his speech called for the introduction of peacekeepers in Donbass as soon as possible, cutting off Donetsk and Lugansk people’s Republic on common borders with Russia.
Moscow offers to deploy peacekeepers directly on the demarcation line.