U.S. to offer Russia plan on deploying UN peacekeepers in Donbas

Source : 112 Ukraine

Trump’s administration might use supplies of Javelin missile launchers as leverage in solving the conflict in Eastern Ukraine, - WSJ
08:44, 10 November 2017


The White House is getting ready to offer the Kremlin a plan, which foresees deployment of 20,000-strong contingent of UN peacekeepers in the war-torn Donbas. The Wall Street Journal reported this with reference to U.S. diplomatic sources.

The offer is based, inter alia, on Germany and France’s optimistic hopes that Russia and personally President Putin are actually ready to solve the conflict, searching a way to cease the support of pro-Kremlin mercenaries in Donbas.  

According to WSJ, Donald Trump’s administration allegedly approved the supplies of Javelin, the anti-tank missile launchers (which the White House already denied officially); the outlet assumed the U.S. might use these supplies as a leverage in solving the conflict in Eastern Ukraine.

Earlier, while speaking before the UN Security Council and the UN General Assembly, President Petro Poroshenko expressed confidence the UN peacekeeping mission in Donbas must be deployed all over its territory, which will cut off the supplies to pro-Kremlin militants.

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