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Ukraine's Interior Minister Arsen Avakov has announced that Ukrainian police and the National Guard will join a peacekeeping mission to end the Russian occupation of Donbas.

"Today we are considering several scenarios for developments in the east, and we're aware that the liberation of Donbas and retaking of the eastern border will be a police-led operation with the involvement of peacekeeping troops rather than the military," he said at a meeting with delegates of the U.S. Council on Foreign Policy on April 6.

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"And the Interior Ministry's troops – police and the National Guard – are getting ready for this option," he added.

As UNIAN reported, the Verkhovna Rada on January 18 adopted a law on specifics of state policy to ensure Ukraine's sovereignty in temporarily occupied areas in Donetsk and Luhansk regions (law No. 7163). Some 280 lawmakers backed this legislation.