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UN General Assembly puts issue of UN peacekeeping mission in Donbas on agenda, - Groysman
21:06, 11 September 2017
UN General Assembly puts issue of UN peacekeeping mission in Donbas on agenda, - Groysman

Ukraine’s PM called this an important step for establishing peace in Ukraine

21:06, 11 September 2017

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The UN General Assembly included the issue of deploying UN peacekeepers in Donbas on its agenda, as Ukraine’s Prime Minister Volodymyr Grosyman told in his meeting with French Senator Hervé Maurey, according to UNN.

“Specifically I want to emphasize that it’s vitally important that the issue of deploying a UN peacekeeping mission in Donbas has been put on the UN General Assembly agenda. It’s an important step for establishing peace in Ukraine,” Groysman said.

Ukrainian Prime Minister also noted the resent escalation of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine. He also added that Russia continues to build up its military presence in the annexed Crimea.

“Thus we call on all our partners to uphold sanctions, increase political and economic pressure on the aggressor country, so that Russia finally abandons its plans on building-up military presence on the continent, and stops attacking the sovereign Ukrainian state, as well as withdraws its military armed groups from the territory of Ukraine,” Groysman summed up.

As it was reported earlier, Vladimir Putin instructed the Russian Foreign Ministry to introduce the draft resolution to the UN Security Council, as he believes such a mission could help resolve the conflict, even though previously Russian officials disapproved of the idea. Ukraine phrased its opinion on the subjectm saying that it objects to having peacekeepers from Russia participating in the UN mission.

Related: Putin agrees to deploy UN peacekeepers not only along contact line

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