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Finland ready to join EU peacekeepers in Donbas if respective decision made, - Niinistö

Source : 112 Ukraine

Conflict in Ukraine is a great trouble for Europe, Finnish President said
08:02, 19 February 2018

Presidential Administration press office

Finland expressed readiness to participate in the UN peacekeepers' mission in Donbas if the respective decision is made. Sauli Niinistö, the Finnish president said that while talking to journalists during the Munich Security Conference as quoted by Yle portal.

Conflict in Ukraine is a great trouble for Europe, and if Finland can in any way help solve it, it will do so, the official said.

Earlier, Sweden said it was ready to provide its troops for the UN peacekeeping mission in Donbas if Russia and the West agree to this. Swedish Defense Minister Peter Hultqvist said this at the Munich Security Conference.

Related: Sweden declares its readiness to send peacekeepers to Donbas

"If we see the relevant conditions, and if we understand that this mission can help ... then we are open to it," he said.

We recall that during the speech at the Munich Conference, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that Russia has a chance to demonstrate readiness for a compromise and to agree to peacekeepers throughout the occupied Donbas.

Earlier, US Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker stated that the draft resolution of Russia, which provides for the deployment of peacekeepers in Donbas only along the line of the clash, is unacceptable for the United States and the United Nations, since it will not guarantee security, but will deepen the conflict.

Related: Ukraine and Russia should come to agreement on composition of peacekeepers, - Rasmussen

Related: Russian-speaking people in Donbas can be defended by UN peacekeepers, - Volker

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