Normandy Four discuss formation of possible UN mission in Donbas

Source : 112 Ukraine

Maas noted that Germany jointly with France, Ukraine and Russia actively work on the implementation of the Minsk Agreements
08:31, 29 September 2018

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Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany Heiko Maas claimed that all efforts of the participants of Normandy Format aimed at the development of the project of possible UN peacekeeping mission in Donbas. Maas claimed this on Friday, September 28, having spoken at the UN General Assembly, Interfax-Ukraine reports. 

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‘Together with France, Russia, and Ukraine, we actively working to implement the Minsk Agreements. We focus on achieved long time ago measures on stabilization of truce. All our efforts and reflections remain aimed at the formation of possible UN mission for the east of Ukraine,’ the Head of German MFA noted.  

The peacekeeping mission has been already discussed during the meeting of the political directors of ministries of foreign affairs in Berlin on July 26. The MFA stated that the representatives of Ukraine, Germany, France and the Russian Federation agreed to continue working on the determination of basic principles of a peacekeeping mission in the conflict zone. 

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Reportedly, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko claimed at the Munich Conference that Russia has a chance to demonstrate readiness for compromise and to agree on peacekeepers on the whole territory of occupied Donbas. Earlier, the U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker claimed that the project of resolution of Russia, which provides the introduction of peacekeepers in Donbas along the confrontation line, is unacceptable to the United States of America and the United Nations since it would not guarantee a security, would only exacerbate the conflict. 

Earlier, Poland, Germany, Sweden, Portugal, Turkey, and Finland stated on readiness to send peacekeepers to Donbas.

Related: Kurt Volker on Donbas conflict: We want to stop it and we want the UN mission there

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