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"The United Nations peacekeeping operation is not necessary in order to adopt a law on the special status of Donbas and the amnesty. Discussions by the Ukrainian side about this are a red herring," Churkin said.

Read alsoWhy Ukraine should not rely on UN peacekeepersThe OSCE plays the leading role in resolving the crisis in Ukraine, he added. "A special monitoring mission established by this organization is working there," Churkin noted.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Volodymyr Yelchenko, Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations, said that Ukraine had prepared documents calling for the United Nations to send a peacekeeping force to the Donbas region.