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Introduction of UN peacekeepers in Donbas not on agenda, - Russian MFA

Source : 112 Ukraine

Russian Foreign Ministry believes that the implementation of the Minsk agreements is the "only way" to peace in Donbas
16:42, 21 April 2021

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The head of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs department of international organizations, Pyotr Ilyichev, said that the issue of introducing a UN peacekeeping contingent in Donbas is currently not on the agenda, RIA Novosti reports.

Ilyichev added that now Russia's main goal is "to get Kyiv to fully and consistently implement the Minsk agreements."

According to the head of the Department of International Organizations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, it is the implementation of the Minsk agreements that is "the only way" to peace in Donbas.

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On April 20, Defence Council Secretary Olexiy Danilov said that the National Security and Defense Council monitors the situation in Donbas around the clock and prepares various scenarios for responding to the pulling of Russian troops to the borders of Ukraine.

On the same day, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to meet anywhere in the Ukrainian Donbas, where there is a war.

On April 21, First Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on International Affairs Volodymyr Dzhabarov responded to the offer of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to meet with Russian leader Vladimir Putin in Donbas. He believes that the meeting does not make any sense.

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