Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko asks UN to deploy peacekeeping mission in Donbas as soon as possible. He said that in his address to the UN Security Council.
“I would like to reaffirm my request to this Council to deploy peacekeepers in Donbas – we need to move forward on this track, the sooner – the better,” the President said.
He assured that Ukraine will go on being a responsible member of the UN and do everything to take part in solving problems of maintaining peace.
“I am proud that Ukraine has been a strong partner of this Organization in peacekeeping activities for many years. Ukrainian blue helmets have participated in UN operations throughout the world. In many cases, they indeed were instrumental in reaching peace – from the Balkans to Africa. Ukraine’s involvement in UN peacekeeping did not halt even at the height of the armed attack on my country by the Russian Federation. But, today we need the UN’s peacekeeping shoulder too,” the President said.