Pushylin: Peacekeepers are not included in Minsk Agreement

According to Denis Pushylin, a representative of the so-called ‘Donetsk Peoples Republic’ (DPR), the self-proclaimed republic is against the engagement of the UN Security Council members in peacemaking efforts in the Donbas as requested by Kiev, reports the Donetsk News Agency (DNA), a separatist media outlet.

"I would like to reiterate that there is a plan for the implementation of the Minsk Agreements signed on February 12, 2015. And according to Section Three of this document, the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission is responsible for control and verification of these plans,” he said. "The involvement of UN representatives or other peacekeeping organizations is not provided for in the agreement," Pushylin emphasized.

Earlier, Volodymyr Eltchenko, Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the UN, proposed to invite permanent UN Security Council members to the Donbas, to convince them of the need for peacekeepers in the region. Pushylin stated, "In my view, it is another attempt by Ukraine to revise the Minsk Agreements, this is unacceptable and will in no way contribute to its implementation. That is why we are absolutely against such actions.”


  Denis Pushylin, UN Security Council, peacekeeping organizations, Minsk agreements