Russia's permanent representative to the UN Vasily Nebenzya said that the United States and Ukraine expressed their unwillingness to work on the text of draft resolution on the UN security mission deployment in Donbas, while Kyiv could submit an alternative document. This was reported by TASS.
"This project was already discussed within the Security Council, it was responded by partners. We offered to work on the text of this project, but the delegations of Ukraine and the United States after the first discussion said that they are not ready to work further on the text, they will have substantial comments, and perhaps the Ukrainians will have a counter-project on the issue of deploying a peacekeeping mission in the Donbas, " Nebenzya said.
The diplomat noted that Ukraine "has long been considering this issue."
"I can only assume that President Poroshenko, who will participate in General Assembly session will say something on this topic. We do not yet know this, but we are guessing," he added.
Nebenzya also said that the discussion of the Russian project is not happening at the moment, and it is unlikely to be held next week.
As it was reported earlier Russian leader Vladimir Putin said deploying the armed UN peacekeepers mission in Donbas would be instrumental in solving the conflict. He charged the Russian foreign ministry to develop and hand over to the UN Security Council the respective draft resolution.
The Ukrainian government opposes the idea of bringing UN peacekeepers to Donbas before the Ukrainian troops can re-gain control over the state border; besides, Ukraine’s UN ambassador Volodymyr Yelchenko insisted that the Russian army should not be allowed in this UN contingent.