EU believes in Minsk implementation, no UN peacekeepers for Donbas – media

00:59, 04 March 2017
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A European Union spokesperson for foreign affairs has declined to comment on an idea of sending a UN peacekeeping mission to Donbas, according to the Ukrainian news portal Yevropeiska Pravda.


Asked by a German journalist at a daily briefing in Brussels on Friday whether UN peacekeepers could be sent to the east of Ukraine, she said: "I would rather refer you also to the UN for that," Yevropeiska Pravda wrote.

She also described the question as "a bit speculative."

"I would like to recall our position, which is the EU's position, that we believe in the full implementation of the Minsk agreements. And all our efforts are going towards this," she said.

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