Putin agrees to deploy UN peacekeepers not only along contact line

Source : 112 Ukraine

Russia concedes to deploy peacekeepers where the SMM OSCE is operating
19:34, 11 September 2017

President of Russia Vladimir Putin noted his readiness to deploy UN peacekeepers not only along the contact line in the Donbas conflict zone, but also “in other places, where the SMM OSCE conducts their inspection trips”. Putin told this in a phone conversation with Angela Merkel, as the official website of the President of Russia informs.

“Ensuring security of OSCE observers by UN peacekeepers can be implemented not only on the contact line after withdrawing forces and means of both parties, but in other places, where the OSCE conducts their inspection trips in accordance with Minsk agreements measures,” the Kremlin website informs.

As it was reported earlier, Vladimir Putin instructed the Russian Foreign Ministry to introduce the draft resolution to the UN Security Council, as he believes such a mission could help resolve the conflict, even though previously Russian officials disapproved of the idea. Ukraine phrased its opinion on the subjectm saying that it objects to having peacekeepers from Russia participating in the UN mission.

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