Contents tagged with UN peacekeeping mission

  • Ukrainian President wishes Trump success in his negotiations with Putin

    President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko wished the President of the United States, Donald Trump success in negotiations with Russian President Vladimir Putin, which will take place in Helsinki on July 16. In his article for Financial Times, Poroshenko stated that the “nothing about Ukraine without Ukraine” approach was agreed.

    “This is a significant week for Ukraine as it faces substantial challenges to its security and stability. It started with Monday’s Ukraine-EU summit in Brussels, followed …

  • Ukrainian Ministry of Defense to send 16 troops to Afghanistan and two to Mali

    The Ukrainian ministry of defense will send additional sixteen troops for the peacekeeping mission in Afghanistan until the end of 2018, said, at the briefing on Tuesday, Valentin Levchik, acting head of the Main Directorate for Military Cooperation and Peacekeeping Operations of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

    He noted that this is in accordance with the previous agreement. “To send the personnel to the NATO mission Resolute Support in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, …

  • Poroshenko confirms Ukraine’s non-recognition of Kosovo during visit to Serbia

    At a joint briefing with Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić , President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, who is on an official visit to Serbia, stated that Ukraine does not recognize Kosovo and hopes that problems in the area can be resolved in favor of the interests of Serbia. “We honor and respect the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Serbia. We do not recognize Kosovo, and we proceed from the premise that the Kosovo problem should be resolved by compromises being made, taking into account …

  • Ukrainian President: peacekeepers mission in Donbas is a test for the Kremlin

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko stated on his Twitter page that the deployment of a peacekeeping mission in the Donbas would not only be a way of restoring peace, it would also serve as a test of Moscow’s genuine intentions.

    Poroshenko stressed that a primary task for the restoration of peace in the Donbas is deployment of a multi-national, UN-mandated peacekeeping mission. According to Poroshenko, another more efficient method does not yet exist.

    “The proposal for mission in the Donbas …

  • Ukrainian President Poroshenko and Latvian Minister of Foreign Affairs discuss deployment of UN peacekeepers in the Donbas

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko hosted a meeting with the Latvian Minister of Foreign Affairs. Poroshenko’s press service announced that prospects of the UN peacekeeping mission in the Donbas were discussed at the meeting.

    The Ukrainian President thanked Latvia for its ongoing support of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, for solidarity and assistance countering Russian aggression, and also for the condemnation of the Crimea’s illegal annexation.

    Poroshenko expressed  …

  • Head of DPR Zakharchenko agrees to deploy peacekeepers in the Donbas on Russia’s terms

    The head of the DPR, Alexander Zakharchenko is ready to consider the deployment of a UN peacekeeping mission to the Donbas on terms previously voiced by the Russian authorities.

    "If this is conducted within the format voiced by Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, my position does not change. I am ready to consider and submit to the People's Council a proposal to ensure the security of the OSCE mission and to put the OSCE patrols, which will be protected by the UN, on the line of demarcation with us. …

  • Russia voices demands ahead of Normandy Format meeting

    The Russian Foreign Ministry (MFA) will demand the withdrawal of forces from Stanytsia Luhanska and the documentation of the Steinmeier formula at a meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Normandy Four on June 11.

    "Without implementing the process in Stanytsia Luhanska, Ukrainian security forces are significantly strengthening their positions near the settlements of Zolote and Petrivske, from which them and the Donbas militia withdrew troops and equipment in the autumn of 2016," stated the …

  • Poland supports sending UN peacekeers to Donbas

    At the UN Security Council in New York at a forum dedicated to the role of international law in the maintenance of peace and security, President Andrzej Duda of Poland stated that Poland supports the idea of sending UN peacekeepers to Donbas, Polskie Radio reported.

    According to him, the illegal annexation of the Crimea and the actions of separatists in the Donbas would be impossible without strong support from outside. He believes that the current situation puts the security of all of Europe …

  • Turkey ready to send peacekeepers to Donbas

    President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko discussed with the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Foreign Minister of Turkey Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu the situation in the Donbas, expounding on the idea of introducing the UN peacekeeping mission to the region.

    "President Petro Poroshenko informed Turkey about the situation in the Donbas. In addition, an exchange of views took place on the situation in the Crimea occupied by Russia. They discussed the release of Ukrainian political prisoners from …

  • Media: Summit on Donbas peacekeepers to be held without Russia

    Ukraine, Germany and France will hold a summit devoted to the matter of deploying peacekeepers in the Donbas, the newspaper Kommersant reports, citing sources in Ukraine’s presidential administration. Russia has not been invited to the summit.

    The event will be modeled after the Normandy Format, and will involve the heads of state. However, Vladimir Putin will not participate in the event. The meeting of the leaders of Germany, France and Ukraine is scheduled to take place in May in the German …