Further implementation of the Minsk agreements will ensure that only the UN peacekeepers, or extended SMM OSCE — Klimkin

The Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin reiterated its call for the UN Security Council to take a decision on the establishment of a peacekeeping mission in the occupied territories of Ukraine. He stated this on Friday, 11 December 2015, in new York during the meeting of the security Council, reports «UKRINFORM».

Klimkin: signing of the Minsk agreements, the militants more than 13 thousand times fired at the Ukrainian positions

«For sustainable de-escalate the necessary integrated international actions. In March Ukraine asked the UN official request to deploy a peacekeeping operation to support the activity of the Minsk agreements», — said the head of the Ukrainian foreign Ministry.

Such a mission, or expansion of the Special monitoring mission of the OSCE, he said, will allow the realization of several aspects as agreed in Minsk.

«This is, in particular, the disarmament of illegal armed groups, monitoring and verifying the withdrawal of Russian troops and weapons, provide access for humanitarian aid, creation of conditions for holding local elections according to OSCE standards», — said Klimkin.

«I once again urge the UN Security Council to take the lead on creating this kind of mission,» said the Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

Recall that the thesis of peacekeeping operation in Donbas according to the type of the UN mission in Eastern Slavonia in the conflict between Serbia and Croatia as the only optimal variant of solving the Russian-Ukrainian armed conflict exactly one week ago, December 4th, was made by the former Minister of foreign Affairs of Sweden Carl Bildt.

In June, the Verkhovna Rada adopted a law that permitted to invite to Ukraine foreign forces and military units for international peacekeeping operations.

We will remind, in February the Council of national security and defense took a decision to appeal to the UN and the EU to call for peacekeepers to Ukraine. March 2, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko enacted the decision.

Klimkin: signing of the Minsk agreements, the militants more than 13 thousand times fired at the Ukrainian positions

The Minister reminded that Ukraine insists on the Minsk agreements were implemented peacefully, and as quickly as possible normal life returned to the Donbass.

In this regard, Klimkin said that Russia is waging war with the Ukrainian people, sends weapons to Ukraine and has annexed Ukrainian territory. ”

«Still not Ukrainians fight with Russia, and Vice versa. Not Ukraine sends weapons to Russia, and Vice versa, and Ukraine annexes the territory of Russia, but just the opposite,» — said Klimkin.

«Since the signing of the Minsk agreements (the latest version is dated 12 February 2015 goals — ed.), Ukrainian military and civilian targets were shelled and attacked more than 13.5 thousand times», — said Klimkin.

In particular, the Minister recalled that after the signing of the Minsk agreements on February 12, when «has not had time to dry the ink signatures of the Russian, regular Russian Armed forces jointly with the terrorists launched a full-scale military operation in Debaltsevo, Ukraine again suffered serious losses».

Klimkin noted that almost 300 days have passed since the adoption of the resolutions of the UN security Council No. 2202, in which the UN Security Council unanimously expressed its support for the Minsk agreements. «It’s been months, thousands of people were killed», — said Klimkin.




Further implementation of the Minsk agreements will ensure that only the UN peacekeepers, or extended SMM OSCE — Klimkin 12.12.2015

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