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Commenting on his recent conversation with the U.S. president over the phone, Nazarbayev said that the Minsk agreements had reached a deadlock, and peacekeepers should be introduced to Donbas, Today.kz reported.

Read alsoOSCE hopes this year will be decisive for Minsk implementation"'Minsk-1' is in deadlock, 'Minsk-2' is needed. He [Trump] says: 'Let's try another place, not Minsk.' I say: 'Let's do it Kazakhstan, as it was originally supposed to be...' We've agreed to work in this direction," Nazarbayev said at a briefing in New York City.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced after talks with Trump in September 2017 that the United States had supported Ukraine's idea of deploying a UN peacekeeping mission to temporarily occupied areas in Donbas, eastern Ukraine.