40.000 Russian soldiers are located in Donbas, - Ukraine’s representative in UN

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to Yelchenko, it is necessary to increase international presence
09:46, 1 March 2016

Ukraine encourages the increase of international presence in Donbas: UN peacemakers and OSCE police mission, informed Ukraine’s representative in UN Volodymyr Yelchenko during the meeting of UN Security Council, reports “UNIAN”.

According to Yelchenko, Russia located 40.000 soldiers in Donbas and equipped them with modern weapons.

“It is necessary to increase international presence in Donbas to provide security. OSCE mission must continue”, - Yelchenko added.

“We invited UN peacekeeping operation to Donbas – the offer still stands”, - he said.

He pointed out that it is necessary to expand OSCE mission and to reinforce it with special police mission, which eventually would bring peace to Donbas.

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