Russia is trying to legalize occupation of Donbas, - Ukraine’s Ex-Foreign Minister

Source : 112 Ukraine

Volodymyr Ohryzko believes the way Putin presents it is a profanation of the idea of the peacekeeping forces itself
11:15, 7 September 2017

112 Agency

In Russia’s interpretation, the idea of the international peacekeeping mission to Donbas is a legalization of occupation. Ex-foreign minister Volodymyr Ohryzko told that on air of the Ukrainian 5th Channel.

“We have been sweating over this topic for several years already. We regularly add it to the agenda – president and ministers keep talking about it. The topic looks like alive, but the way Putin presents it is a profanation of the idea of the peacekeeping forces itself, as on Russia’s wording it shall mean the legalizing occupation under international control from now,” Ohryzko said.

Related: Involving separatists in UN peacekeeping mission talks is unacceptable, - Germany

As it was reported earlier, Poroshenko will bring up the issue of deploying the UN peacekeeping mission in Donbas during his speech at the UN General Assembly session. Later, Russia's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya said that he believes that Ukraine’s initiative to introduce UN peacekeepers in Donbas is aimed at jeopardizing the Minsk agreements

President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin does not plan to participate in the UN General Assembly in New York.

Related: Ukraine submits its view on UN peacekeepers in Donbas to UN Secretary-General

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