31.10.2017, LPR and DPR.
The UN forces could be deployed in Donbass only if the Donetsk People’s Republic (the DPR) and Lugansk People’s Republic (the LPR) approve their mandate, said Denis Pushilin and Vladislav Deynego, the DPR and LPR envoys at the Minsk Contact Group talks on October 31, DAN Donetsk News Agency reports.
These comments follow the statement made by Kurt Volker, U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations, who earlier alleged that the issue of the UN mission deployment had been settled and the opinion of the DPR and LPR was irrelevant.
“There will be no UN forces in Donbass without our consent. Our consent can be secured through negotiations in the Contact Group where we have full representation. If Mr. Volker wants to avoid the failure of his mission, he can turn to the Contact Group.
We will review his proposals and consider to what extent they meet the DPR and LPR interests,” said in the statement.
Also, the DPR and LPR representatives recommended that Mr. Volker gets acquainted with the content of the Minsk agreement, promising to send him a copy of the document according to which they are the legitimate sides of the talks.
On October 28, Konstantin Kosachev, the Chairman of the Committee on International Affairs of the Federation Council, criticized Volcker’s statement accusing the US of preparing another provocation.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency