Zakharchenko against EU peacekeeping mission in Donbas

The Head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR), Alexander Zakharchenko, has opposed the creation of the European Union’s Special Mission for the observance of peace conditions in the Donbas.

"If the Press Service of Mr. Poroshenko is telling the truth and he indeed offered to organize the Special Mission of the European Union to keep peace, order and security in the Donbass region, then this is completely unacceptable," Zakharchenko said. The DPR Head claims that such actions would escalate the conflict, which he says is exactly what Poroshenko wants.

The European Union has allocated €1.8 million to Ukraine for minesweeping operations in the Donbass region.

  Ukraine, Donbas, escalation of the conflict, special mission, European Union

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