Poland is ready to support the deployment of the UN peacekeepers in Donbas and actively take part in the settlement of the situation in the East of Ukraine as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council since January 1, 2018. The Deputy of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland Batrocz Cichocki claimed this at the meeting with the Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Sergy Kyslytsya as Ukrinform reported.
‘Poland is involved in the negotiations on the settlement of the armed Donbas Conflict for a long time and supports the idea of the deployment of the international UN forces at the territory that suffers from aggression an occupation’, the Polish MFA claimed.
According to Cichocki, Poland is ready to actively take part in the negotiation process on settlement of the situation in Donbas.
‘Ukraine as the strategic partner of Poland can count on our participation in the process of the restoration of the respect to the international setup’, he claimed.
Poland as the non-permanent member of the UN Security Council since January 1, 2018, will realize its responsibility for the process of preparation of the format of the possible mission in Ukraine’.
Bartosz Cichocki also drew attention to the necessity to provide the proper conditions for the work of the OSCE SMM in the East of Ukraine and necessity to increase its activity.
The sides expressed the readiness for advising towards new education law in Ukraine within bilateral cooperation.
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.