Petro Poroshenko, the President of Ukraine, had a telephone conversation with Justin Trudeau, the PM of Canada, and discussed the deployment of the UN peacekeeping mission in Donbas, as the press office of Ukraine’s President reported.
“The importance of the deployment of UN peacekeeping forces in Donbas to settle the situation was stressed. The parties have also noted the necessity of the further pressure on Russia to make it release the Ukrainian political prisoners illegally kept in Russia,” the message says.
Poroshenko has informed about the current state in Donbas and Moscow’s provocations to create tensions on the Sea of Azov. The interlocutors have coordinated the positions before the G7 summit.
As it was reported earlier, Poroshenko in his speech at the Munich Security Conference stated that Russia had a chance to show its readiness to the compromise and agree to the peacekeepers on the entire territory of the occupied Donbas. Earlier, Kurt Volker, the U.S. Ambassador to NATO, said that Russia’s draft resolution, which provides bringing the peacekeepers to Donbas only along the confrontation line is unacceptable for the USA and the UN, as it will not ensure security, but only exacerbate the conflict.
Earlier, Poland, Germany, Sweden, Portugal, Turkey and Finland stated that they were ready to bring the peacekeepers to Donbas.