Belarus is ready to send peacekeepers to Donbas, - Lukashenko

The country may also control a section of the Ukrainian-Russian border, but this requires the agreement of both parties
13:14, 26 September 2019

Belarus is ready to introduce a peacekeeping mission to the Donbas and take control of the Ukrainian-Russian border, but this requires a decision from both sides. This was reported by Belarusian leader Aleksander Lukashenko at a meeting with Ukrainian media in Minsk on September 26.

“Please, Ukraine, on the one hand, and Russia on the other, if want to deal with the leadership of the Luhansk People’s Republic and the Donetsk People’s Republic, this is your business, just define our role. If you want us to close the 400 km border between Ukraine and Russia is the Ukrainian-Russian border, which is not currently controlled by the Ukrainian authorities, we will close that border. Although for me it is a big problem to get involved directly in this conflict with the troops, but I said that we are ready to bring peacekeepers, border guards, troops there if you want.”, - Lukashenko declared.

Related: Lukashenko: Belarus closes border with Ukraine up tight

He emphasized that Belarus would be able to do so only with the agreement of the two sides - Ukraine and Russia.

"And we will be on the border behaving as agreed between the two parties - Ukraine and Russia. Neither Ukraine nor the Russian Federation have answered this question. And I often criticized Petro Poroshenko (ex-President of Ukraine, - ed.), said: “listen, war is coming on your land, this is your war first. You can blame Russia, but there is a war on your land. Everyone will be on the sidelines, but you have to solve the problem and set out your position”. There is no answer on either side. How to understand it?”, - Lukashenko stated.

Related: Belarus president Lukashenko: It is impossible to settle Donbas conflict without U.S.

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