Poroshenko calls upon UN to deploy mission in Donbass on Kiev’s terms

28.09.2018, New York.

Speaking at the UN General Assembly on September 26, Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko urged the UN to deploy a peacekeeping mission to Donbass.

Poroshenko reminded that Kiev has been urging to start “peacekeeping” since April 2015. At that time he addressed his “request, supported by the Parliament of Ukraine,… to the UN Secretary-General.”

 “The UN would help settling the conflict by deploying an UN-mandated multinational peacekeeping force, … to help bring peace,” the Ukrainian leader said.

Earlier Poroshenko said that Kiev considers the satisfaction of the Ukrainian side’s request sent to the responsible UN agency, which has not been satisfied, as a test of the UN’s ability to “act in a complex conflict situation.”

It was President Putin who on September 5, 2017 offered to deploy a UN mission on the contact line in Donbass to provide security to the officers of the Special Monitoring Mission (SMM). But Kiev insists on the UN mission’s deployment first of all to the Ukrainian-Russian border, falsely considering Russia as a side in the Donbass conflict.

Moscow has repeatedly denied charges of being a side in the conflict. In addition, Russia urged to deploy a UN mission only in the case of the Minsk agreements being implemented, i.e. only with the agreement of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics and the sides of the conflict withdrawing their heavy armaments.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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