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Ukraine's president urges UN to deploy peacekeepers in Donbas

Source : 112 Ukraine

Poroshenko thinks that it is a timely possibility for the members of the organization and its leadership of the implementation of the relevant events on this issue
09:31, 27 September 2018

Presidential Administration press office

Petro Poroshenko, the President of Ukraine, has urged the UN to deploy the peacekeeping mission in Donbas in his speech at the UN General Assembly (UNGA) as 112 Ukraine broadcasted.

"After the UN failed to prevent the Russian aggression against Ukraine, we still hope that the UN will help in this issue, deploying the international peacekeeping mission at occupied territories of Donbas," Poroshenko claimed.

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The president specified that the international mission with broad and clear authorities should settle the conflict, not freeze it.

"We hope that the progress in this important issue is relevant to the topic of this UNGA session, particularly, to make UN topical for all people. Exactly such peacekeeping mission will allow the UN to save a lot of people's lives and make our lives better," Poroshenko claimed.

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At the same time, the president noted, that even Ukraine would like to protect each centimeter of the territory against the aggression; it still considers all possible means of the diplomatic and political influence for the provision of the territorial integrity of the country.

"Ukraine prefers legal and diplomatic solutions of the conflict."

"Moscow will fell the strength of the international law, we have begun the number of the legal processes against Russian in the international courts, in some of them we got the positive results," the president reminded about the investigation of the crash of MH17, the Malaysian "Boeing" over Donbas. According to it, the Netherlands and Australia officially accused Russia in the downing of MH17.

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The president concluded that during four years of the illegal occupation of Sevastopol and Crimea by Russia, the last made a military base from the territory and it threatens the safety of the region. So, it needs quick pressure and close attention of the UN.

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