Finland urges to broaden the UN peacekeeping mission in Donbas

Finland's Defense Minister supports the preservation of the anti-Russian sanctions
10:59, 28 February 2018

Ministry of Defense of Ukraine

Finland supports the UN peacekeeping mission in Donbas and urges to not narrow the list of the countries that can help Ukraine.  Jussi Niinisto, the Defense Minister of Finland claimed this as Reuters reported.

'When it comes to a number of troops, it is too early to say anything. But Finland, Sweden, Austria, Switzerland and Ireland cannot put up all the troops needed for this kind of operation. We need more countries. But the deal needs the approval of both Ukraine and Russia', he noted.

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According to him, there is a necessity for the preservation of the sanctions against Russia, the country-aggressor.

'The bilateral relation of our departments should be constructive and I welcome the improving and deepening of the cooperation. I am sure that the initiative on the overcoming of the crisis in the east of Ukraine by the involvement of the UN mission is the possible way but we need to provide the maximal efficiency of the mission',  Niinisto noted during the meeting with Stepan Poltorak, the Defense Minister of Ukraine on February 27 as the ministry reported

Related: Polish Foreign Minister addressed in US for UN peacekeepers in Donbas

Earlier Finland claimed on the readiness to send the peacekeepers in Donbas.

As we reported Sauli Niinistö, the President of Finland thinks that the Donbas Conflict is the biggest problem on the European continent.

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