Elisha: I wouldn’t associate giving Ukraine defensive weapons and the deployment of peacekeepers in the Donbass

The deployment of the UN peacekeeping mission in the Donbas is not related to providing Ukraine with defensive lethal weapons. This broadcast of «Radio Liberty» said the Deputy head of the presidential administration of Ukraine Konstantin Eliseev.

He noted that the Ukrainian side is trying to attract all possible instruments of influence on Russia, including sanctions, defensive weapons and peacekeepers.

«I would not associate the situation with the provision of the defence weapons and the deployment of peacekeepers. All these tools are supposed to bring peace,» said Elisha.

On 5 September the President of Russia Vladimir Putin said that the presence of UN peacekeepers would benefit the resolution of the conflict in the East of Ukraine. He said that peacekeeping forces were placed on the line of contact between the parties and «any other areas». On the same day, Russia introduced a draft resolution for consideration by the UN Security Council.

September 11 in conversation with Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel, Putin admitted that the armed UN mission can be in the conflict area in the Donbas not only on the line of contact. In his opinion, it must protect the special monitoring mission of the OSCE.

On 22 September, the speaker of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said Russia agree on the placement of the UN peacekeeping mission only on the frontline, not on the whole territory of Donbass.

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that the UN peacekeepers in the Donbass will not be placed according to the Russian scenario.

The Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov on September 24 said that the UN did not want to discuss the Russian draft resolution.




Elisha: I wouldn’t associate giving Ukraine defensive weapons and the deployment of peacekeepers in the Donbass 26.09.2017

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