Special Envoy of Russia to the Trilateral Contact Group on Donbas Boris Gryzlov called the approach of Ukraine to the deployment of the UN peacekeeping mission in Donbas unacceptable as RIA News reported.
‘Some politicians in Ukraine consider the contingent of UN mission as the advanced detachment that will lead the Ukrainian armed forces, so-called paramilitary troops and police force to Donbas. Naturally, such approach is unacceptable for Donbas. I think that it is unacceptable for the UN and for all those who really want peace at this territory’, Gryzlov said.
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko is sure that the UN peacekeeping mission in Donbas will be deployed at the whole territory and will stop the arms supply to the militants.
Earlier Poroshenko claimed that the proper decree claims the peaceful and political and diplomatic approaches as the key, despite the fact that it also regulated the military aspect.
The President submitted two draft laws concerning the Donbas Conflict to the Verkhovna Rada on October 4. The first one provides the peculiarities of the inner policy of Ukraine towards the occupied regions and the second provides the peaceful settlement of the conflict.
The law officially named "On the peculiarities of the state policy on ensuring the state sovereignty of Ukraine over the temporarily occupied territories in Donetsk and Luhansk regions” defines the legal regime of certain parts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions as the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine. It also introduces the term “Russian occupational power” into Ukrainian legislation, thus stating Ukraine is defending its territory - an essential condition for the deployment of UN peacekeepers.