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Poroshenko to hold negotiations with US Government after UN General Assembly
16:17, 12 September 2017
Poroshenko to hold negotiations with US Government after UN General Assembly

Ukraine will raise the issue of UN peacekeepers at the UNGA meeting

16:17, 12 September 2017

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The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko will take part in the meeting of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) and after it, he will meet the US Government. Poroshenko claimed this on September 12 during the training of the Ukrainian partakers of the Invictus Games broadcasted by 112 Ukraine.

‘I will go to New York where the UNGA meeting will take place at the end of this week. I plan to take part in the session of the UN Security Council where we will raise the issue of the peacekeepers who should provide the fulfillment of the Minsk Agreements by Russia, provide the peace at the Ukrainian land by the political and diplomatic approach to the liberation of the occupied territories from Russians’, he noted.

Poroshenko hopes that the Ukrainian initiative of the deployment of the UN peacekeepers has the support in the world. The President expects that ‘Ukraine can provide the coordinated influence on the approach to Russia to make it accept this scenario’.

The Ukrainian President will meet the Government of the US after the UNGA session, including the Defense Minister.

‘We will have very interesting interrelationship and negotiations, particularly with the Defense Ministry and American militaries. I will not reveal the details yet’, Poroshenko reported.

According to the president, he will also meet the Ukrainian national team in Toronto.

Earlier the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko claimed that the UN peacekeeping mission in Donbas will aim to provide the lasting peace and not to freeze the Russian occupation.

The Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed that the presence of the UN peacekeepers in Donbas will benefit the resolution of the conflict in the East of Ukraine and instructed the Russian Foreign Ministry to introduce the proper resolution to the UN Security Council.

The representative of Ukraine at the Trilateral Contact Group on Donbas in Minsk and the First Vice Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Iryna Gerashchenko claimed at Facebook that it is impossible to talk about the UN Peacekeepers only at the demarcation line.

‘The peacekeepers should be present at the whole territory that is occupied by Russian to monitor the security situation and demilitarization, their mandate should end at the Ukrainian-Russian border’, Gerashchenko said.

According to the mass media of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), the leader of the militants Olexandr Zakharchenko claimed about the necessity to discuss the offer of Putin. ‘In any case, we are ready to discuss the pointed initiative and insist that without approval from the DPR and LNR side any changes of the conflict settlement are impossible’, he thinks.

The permanent representative of Ukraine in the UN Volodymyr Elchenko claimed that the UN peacekeeping mission should be placed at the Russian-Ukrainian border and the participation of Russian representatives in it is impossible.

Later Russia sent the resolution project on the deployment of the UN peacekeepers at the contact line in Donbas to the Chairman of the UN Security Council Tekeda Alemu and the Secretary General of the UN Antonio Guterres.

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