Klimkin stresses need for UN reform
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin advocates the need to reform the United Nations despite resistance to such reform from within the organization itself.
"According to Angela Merkel, the fact that the decisions of the UN Security Council on the use of force are often blocked is not a reason to give up on the UN. I support this 100%! The UN requires compliance with the rules and fundamental reform, which is also being blocked. If the machine is out of order, it should be repaired and if someone is against it, change the mechanics," Klimkin wrote on Twitter.
As UNIAN reported earlier, Ukraine and its international partners advocate the idea of deploying in Donbas a real UN peacekeeping mission with a broad mandate, which will be located throughout the occupied Donbas, including along the entire Russian-Ukrainian border, but it is the UN Security Council that must pass such decision.
On September 26, Klimkin said that Ukraine, the United States, Germany, and France had long prepared a joint draft resolution of the UN Security Council on the deployment of peacekeeping forces in Donbas.
Also, Klimkin expressed the position that the UN peacekeeping mission should have a real mandate to disarm illegal armed groups and search for hidden heavy weapons throughout the occupied Donbas.
At the same time, the Russian Federation, as a permanent member of the UN Security Council, has the right of veto and is able to block any initiative on Donbas or Crimea. Russia seeks the peacekeeping mission to be deployed only along the line of demarcation and ensure protection of OSCE observers.
On November 8, Ukraine’s representative in the working group on security of the Tripartite Contact Group, Yevhen Marchuk, stated that Ukraine, Russia, the United States and other international partners had already reached 30% consensus on developing common parameters for a future peacekeeping mission for Donbas.