Ukraine submits draft resolution on peacekeepers in Donbas to UN Security Council
The Ukrainian delegation at the United Nations headquarters in New York has recently submitted a draft resolution on the deployment of peacekeepers in Donbas to its partners in the UN Security Council, Deputy Head of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko's administration Kostiantyn Yeliseyev said on Ukrainian TV Channel on Friday evening.
According to him, the Ukrainian side handed over its resolution on the deployment of peacekeepers to its partners in the UN Security Council back in 2016.
"Unfortunately, it did not provoke a reaction from partners at that time, since the Russian Federation took a negative attitude," Yeliseyev said.
"On the instructions of the president, the updated draft resolution was just a few days ago handed over to partners in the Security Council. Of course, we are ready to continue working," he said.
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As UNIAN reported earlier, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin considers the deployment of UN peacekeepers in Donbas "quite appropriate," but only along the line of contact and with the aim of protecting the OSCE mission.
Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations Volodymyr Yelchenko said that a UN resolution draft presented by Russia on Donbas had nothing to do with peacekeeping.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on August 22 he planned to send a motion to the UN General Assembly the coming month, asking for deploying a peacekeeping mission throughout Donbas. He recalled that during a phone call of the Normandy Four leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France on July 24 he pointed out to the need to introduce a UN peacekeeping mission in Donbas with a UN Security Council mandate.