21 September 2017
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Poroshenko to raise issue on peacekeepers in Donbas at UN General Assembly

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will raise the issue of deploying UN peacekeepers in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, at the UN General Assembly in New York City, according to presidential press secretary Svyatoslav Tsegolko.

"In New York, I will raise the issue of the introduction of UN peacekeepers in Donbas," Tsegolko tweeted, citing Poroshenko.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin earlier said he considered 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.

Putin agrees to UN peacekeepers' deployment "not only on the contact line" in DonbasLater, the Kremlin announced that the "protection of OSCE observers by the UN is envisioned not only on the contact line after the disengagement of the forces and equipment of both sides but also in other places where the OSCE SMM conducts its inspection visits in accordance with the Minsk Package of Measures."

Tags: Poroshenko, peacekeepers, Donbas, UNGA

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