“No agreement with the Russian fighters, the parameters of the future
the participation of the UN mission could not be”, – the President
Petro Poroshenko announced that the mission of UN peacekeepers in the Donbass will have the goal not the preservation of Russian occupation, and ensure lasting peace. The President of Ukraine said during the traditional address to Parliament, which was broadcast “112 Ukraine”.
“Today we have achieved a very important result. We have a common voice partners who support the Ukrainian initiative. We finally heard a definite reaction on the other side of the front. Although we clearly understand that the devil is in the detail, and the proposal of the Russian Federation on the deployment of the UN mission solely for the purpose of protection of the OSCE SMM is at least strange. Especially because Russian fighters are a major threat to the security of international observers. The Ukrainian side is ready for serious talks with the members of the UN security Council, I believe that this discussion should include these fundamental elements, and, first, we advocate the deployment of a full UN peacekeeping mission in the Donbass”, – said the President.
“It will have the objective not the preservation of the Russian occupation, not the legalization of the Russian presence, and ensuring lasting peace in certain districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions and complete the restoration of the territorial integrity of our state. The future UN mission must be placed in all the temporarily occupied territory, including the uncontrolled border area,” – said Poroshenko.
Poroshenko also noted that the mission must conform to the guidelines for the implementation of international UN operations, which a priori excludes the participation of representatives of the aggressor or of the parties to the conflict.
“And finally – no agreement with the Russian fighters, the parameters of the future participation of the UN mission could not be”, – the President added.
Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the presence of UN peacekeepers in the Donbass went in favor of the resolution of the conflict in the East of Ukraine and asked the Russian foreign Ministry to submit an appropriate draft resolution to the UNSC.
We will note, Ukraine’s representative at the talks in Minsk, first Deputy speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Iryna Gerashchenko on his page in Facebook said that the question of peacekeepers only along the demarcation line can not go.
“The peacekeepers should be introduced to the entire occupied Russian territory to monitor the situation with security and demilitarization, their mandate should end at the Ukrainian-Russian border”, – said Gerashchenko.
According to media reports of the militants “DNR”, the leader of group Alexander Zakharchenko said about the need to “discuss” the proposal. “In any case, we are ready to discuss the initiative and insist that without the approval of the “DNR” and “LNR” no changes in format settlement is impossible,” he said.
In turn, the permanent representative of Ukraine to the United Nations Volodymyr Yelchenko said that the UN peacekeeping mission in the case of the introduction in the Donbass should be located on the Russian-Ukrainian border and the participation of representatives of Russia excluded.
Later, Russia sent the President of the security Council of the UN, tekeda alemu and the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres the draft resolution on the deployment of peacekeepers on the contact line in the Donbas.