Poroshenko, Guterres discuss peacekeepers in Donbas, human rights in Crimea

09:00, 22 September 2017
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In the framework of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko held a meeting with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, according to the presidential press service.

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The parties discussed in details the active involvement of the UN in the settlement of the situation in Donbas, particularly prospects of deploying a robust UN peacekeeping mission in Ukraine, the press service reports.

Read alsoPoroshenko says U.S. supports deployment of UN peacekeepers in DonbasThe Ukrainian president emphasized that only a robust peacekeeping mission with a comprehensive mandate will facilitate the achievement of the main goal - restoration of peace in Donbas.

The parties stated that the deployment of the mission must take place with clear observance of the basic UN peacekeeping principles.

In the context of the fulfillment of the UN GA resolution on the situation with human rights in Crimea, Petro Poroshenko emphasized the necessity of taking additional measures by the international community with a view to force Russia to fulfill the abovementioned document. In particular, Russia must ensure safe and unhindered access to the peninsula for the existing regional and international monitoring organizations in the sphere of human rights.

Read alsoKremlin furious over draft UN Resolution calling Russia "aggressor state"The Ukrainian president thanked the UN for the provision of the humanitarian assistance to the internally displaced persons and to the affected civilians in Donbas.

The head of state also urged the UN to join the process of liberation of hostages.

Two parties are reported to have discussed the enhancement of Ukraine's staff representation in the UN structures.

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