Contents tagged with Peacekeepers

  • Media: Volker and Surkov discussed peacekeeping mission in eastern Ukraine during recent meeting in Belgrade

    US Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker and Russian Presidential Advisor Vladislav Surkov discussed the introduction of a peacekeeping contingent in the Donbas during their meeting in Belgrade, a Ukrainian government source told Apostrophe news website.

    “Initially the peacekeepers will facilitate the delimitation of forces, a complete ceasefire and the withdrawal of equipment. Thereafter the Verkhovna Rada will adopt laws as part of the Minsk agreements, and there will be an exchange …

  • Polish Foreign Ministry: UN peacekeepers in Donbas need to be deployed on the border with Russia

    The deployment of UN peacekeeping forces in the Donbas is possible only with the consent of and close cooperation with the Ukrainian authorities, as stated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland, reports Onet.pl.

    "The appropriate place for the presentation and preparation of such initiatives is the UN Security Council, and we expect concrete proposals at the Council meeting ... A necessary condition for the success of such a mission would be the preparation of a mandate [of the UN …

  • Ukraine considering several options for introduction of peacekeepers in Donbas

    Kyiv is considering three options for the introduction of a UN peacekeeping mission in the Donbas, as stated by Arthur Gerasimov, chairman of the faction Bloc of Petro Poroshenko (BPP), in a radio broadcast on Era.

    “The discussion currently includes several options [for the introduction of the peacekeeping mission]. For example, the first is the format proposed by the President of Ukraine, voiced during a session of the General Assembly. Also under discussion is the format for introducing …

  • Ukrainian Official: Russia will block any UN resolutions on deployment of peacekeepers in Donbas

    For the UN peacekeeping mission introduction to the Donbass, the consent  of all sides is necessary, we doubt that Russia will agree to it and will block the voting in the UN Security Council, said the representative of Ukraine in the subgroup on security of the Trilateral Contact Group Yevhen Marchuk. According to him, a number of items on this issue must be taken into account.

    "The invitation of foreign military units with weapons to the territory of Ukraine is possible only with the …

  • Ukraine wants UN response to calls for peacekeepers in the Donbas

    The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sergey Kislitsa, stated during his speech on the 10th of June at the UN Security Council that Ukraine holds the United Nations accountable for ignoring the direct request for the deployment of a peacekeeping mission in the Donbas, Ukrinform reported.

    “It is difficult to explain the lack of response by the Council to the direct request concerning a United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Donbas, whose presence in the field would ensure the additional …