Contents tagged with peacekeeping mission

  • Ukrainian President is against participation of Belarus peacekeepers in Donbas mission

    Former Chair of the Supreme Soviet of Belarus Stanislav Shushkevich said that President Petro Poroshenko does not support the idea of deploying ​​peacekeepers from Belarus in the Donbas, writes the Belarus Partisan.

    Speaking about a discussion regarding the participation of Belarus in the Donbas peacekeeping mission during an earlier meeting with the Ukrainian President, Shushkevich said: "This was categorical: Poroshenko said that there can be no peacekeepers from a country that is an ally of …

  • US Special Representative Volker: peacekeeping mission will help to resolve the conflict in the Donbas

    The US Special Representative for Ukraine, Kurt Volker believes that a peacekeeping mission in the Donbas will help to resolve the conflict and will facilitate the implementation of the Minsk agreements. He stated this at the second Ukrainian lunch "Ukraine on the Frontlines of a New Kind of Warfare: Lessons for the West, and Prospects for Peace," which was organized on the sidelines of the Munich conference on security.

    According to Volker, Russia says that they care how people live in the …

  • Media: USA and Russia negotiate on deployment of peacekeepers to Donbas

    As Interfax-Ukraine reports, the United States and the Russian Federation are working to overcome contradictions in the issue on UN mission deployment in the Donbass. This negotiation is being conducted ahead of the negotiations round on the Donbass problem.

    An unnamed source said, “So far, different views on the question of the UN contingent deployment to Donbass remain. The parties retain hope for rapprochement to the next consultations round in March.” According to that source, the main …

  • Volker: Russia ready for the introduction and gradual expansion of a UN mission in Donbas

    US Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker announced that Russia is ready for a UN peacekeeping mission to be located not only on the contact line in the Donbas, but also on its wider territories. Hromadske reports that Volker announced this during a telephone conference with journalists following a meeting with presidential aide Vladislav Surkov.

    "This time [during the meeting with Surkov] I think there was more openness [from Russia] in thinking about a wider mandate for the …

  • German Foreign Minister: peacekeepers must be present in all separatist-held territory of Donbas

    At a joint press conference with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Pavlo Klimkin, in Kyiv on Wednesday, the German Foreign Minister, Sigmar Gabriel, stated that the mandate of the UN peacekeeping mission in the Donbas should be extended to the separatist-controlled territory and its members must be armed.

    "This has to be an armed, powerful UN peacekeeping mission that is present across the entire separatist-held territory and not only one guarding the OSCE observers as a small group," …

  • Ukrainian official: there are no prospects for peacekeeping mission in Donbas

    Ukraine’s representative in a subgroup of the Trilateral Contact Group, the former Prime Minister, former Minister of Defense, and former Chairperson of the National Security and Defense Council, Yevhen Marchuk, does not see the possibility a United Nations peacekeeping mission being deployed to the Donbas, as he discussed on the Fifth channel on Tuesday, January 2.

    “Frankly speaking, I have little hope that the peacekeeping personnel will help resolve anything in the immediate future,” …

  • Turchynov: Russia is deploying forces to the border with Ukraine 'disguising them as peacekeepers'

    Russia began to deploy military forces to the Ukrainian border, which it is going to "disguise" as UN peacekeepers, as stated on Saturday by the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, Oleksandr Turchynov.

    According to him, negotiations on the introduction of peacekeeping forces in the Donbas are very serious.

    "However all of Russia's attempts to "disguise" its forces as peacekeepers, which it has already begun to build up near the borders with Ukraine, will be in vain," …

  • Poroshenko and Tillerson discussed peacekeeping mission in the Donbas

     Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s and United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson conducted a telephone conversation, as reported on the web site of the Ukrainian President.

    "Both sides expressed satisfaction with the implementation of the agreements reached between the presidents of Ukraine and the US during their meeting in New York. Poroshenko thanked Tillerson for Ukraine's support during the ongoing Russian aggression," the report says.

    The interlocutors coordinated further …

  • 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 …

  • US representative for Ukraine Volker and Putin’s aide Surkov held talks in Belgrade

    Negotiations between Russian Presidential Assistant Vladislav Surkov and US State Department Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker were constructive, RBC news agency reports quoting Surkov as saying.

    "We discussed the draft resolution of the UN on the Donbas proposed by Russia, and understanding was found on a number of positions. Most of which were recognized as surmountable," Surkov said.

    He added that both sides stressed the need to carry out the Minsk deals, with the Normandy …