Contents tagged with UN peacekeeping mission

  • 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 …

  • Ukrainian President: Kuwait supports the initiative on peacemakers for Donbas

    Kuwait supports Ukraine's initiative on a peacekeeping mission to restore peace in the Donbas, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko stated, the press service of the Head of State reports. According to him, Kuwait is a powerful supporter of Ukraine in international organizations."We feel Kuwait’s very strong and powerful support in international organizations. Kuwait is now a member of the UN Security Council together with Sweden," the President noted.

    He said that, on March 18, 2018, during …

  • Poroshenko: Ukraine ready to increase its share in the UN peacekeeping forces to allow deployment of peacekeepers to Donbas

    President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, said that Ukraine is ready to increase its share in the UN peacekeeping forces in order to allow sending peacekeepers to the Donbas, as he indicated at a joint briefing with Austrian President, Alexander Van der Bellen.

      "We have discussed with the President [of Austria] the situation in the occupied Donbas, and the Austrian President assured Vienna’s readiness to adequately contribute to the deployment of the United Nations peacekeeping mission under …

  • Former NATO Secretary General calls Putin's plan for the Donbas a 'trap'

    Deutsche Welle reports that former NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has claimed that the introduction of a full-fledged peacekeeping mission in the Donbas would contribute to the implementation of the Minsk agreements.

    "I believe that the peacekeeping mission would become a mechanism for the implementation of the Minsk agreements," he said.

    In the meantime, according to Rasmussen, "there is no progress at all." He believes that the reason for this is precisely the absence of a …

  • Finnish Foreign Minister confirms his country's readiness to participate in UN peacekeeping mission in the Donbas

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin has claimed that Finnish Foreign Minister Timo Soini told him that Finland is ready to participate in a UN peacekeeping mission, in the case of its introduction to the Donbas.

    "Our Finnish friends are essentially ready to participate in the upcoming peacekeeping operation, but now they have to put pressure on Russia so that it would be a real peacekeeping operation, not an operation to allow Russia legitimizing its protectorate in the occupied …

  • Putin says he does not object to peacekeepers in Donbas

    At a press conference following talks with Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz ,Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia is not opposed to peacekeepers being placed throughout Ukraine.  

    However, Putin said that this would need to be coordinated with the unrecognized Donbas republics.

    “We are not against it, at least. But it needs to be arranged with these unrecognized republics. Go there and make an agreement with them. No, nobody wants to do this,” Putin said.

    He also remarked that …