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Poroshenko urges UN to bring peacekeepers to Donbas

The Ukrainian leader held a speech at the ongoing UN General Assembly session
08:42, 26 September 2018

Nova Godyna

Ukraine needs UN peacekeepers to be deployed in Donbas, President Petro Poroshenko said during his speech, as he joined the 73rd UN General Assembly session. 

The event featured Poroshenko's address to the UN leadership, as his press service reported on Wednesday morning.

'It is evident that the world has not become a safer place in the 21st century. We still witness wars and aggression, even on the European continent. As we speak, the foreign military aggression against Ukraine, in violation of the UN Charter and contrary to the resolutions adopted by the General Assembly and Security Council, rages on,' the Ukrainian leader said.

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He added that by the most careful estimates of the UN, the number of victims in this conflict made about 35,000 people, including 10,000 fatalities and 25,000 wounded. The number of internally displaced people exceeded 1.5 million.

'I am confident, a UN-mandated multinational peacekeeping operation with the only clear goal to restore Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity could be a decisive factor in ending sufferings of Ukrainian people. We believe that there is no better way but dispatching such an operation, under the robust UN mandate,' Poroshenko said.

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