Contents tagged with UN peacekeeping mission

  • Finland says it is ready to send peacekeepers to the Donbas

    If an agreement is reached concerning a peacekeeping operation in Ukraine under the aegis of the UN, Finland should take part in it, as stated by the President of Finland, Sauli Niinistö, at the Munich Security Conference, Yle reports.

    "This is one of the most serious problems in Europe, that is why if there is even a small opportunity to resolve the crisis, Finland should take part in the settlement of this crisis," he stated at a meeting with Finnish journalists in Munich. At the same tine …

  • Russia says 'Rasmussen plan’ on settlement in the Donbas must be agreed upon with separatist DPR and LPR

    The plan for a settlement of the situation in the Donbas, prepared at the request of former NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, will not work without the agreement with the authorities of the self-proclaimed DPR and LPR, says Aleksey Pushkov, Chair of the Russian State Duma's Committee for International Affairs. The document implies sending 20,000 soldiers from the UN contingent to eastern Ukraine.

    In an interview with Deutsche Welle on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference, …

  • Volker slams Russia’s suggestion for Donbas peacekeepers

    The draft resolution on the international peacekeeping mission in the Donbas proposed by Russia is unacceptable to the US and the UN, US Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker told ‘112 Ukraine’ TV channel in an interview.Volker noted that Moscow proposed that the peacekeepers be deployed only on the demarcation line, to ensure the safety of OSCE observers.

    Russia does not agree to give the mission the right to control the Ukrainian-Russian border.

    Volker is convinced that the absence …

  • Ukraine: talks on peacekeepers in Donbas failed

    The UN Security Council was ready to begin deployment of UN peacekeepers in Donbas, but Russia rejected virtually all important provisions, as stated by Volodymyr Yelchenko, the permanent representative of Ukraine in the United Nations, in an interview with Yevropeyskaya Pravda.

    “The Security Council was ready to begin work on the mandate of the peacekeeping operation, but Russia rejected virtually all important provisions and returned to its idea of a strange operation where UN peacekeepers …

  • Polish Foreign Minister: there are three options for the deployment of the UN peacekeeping mission in the Donbas

    There are three options for the deployment of the UN peacekeeping mission in the Donbass, said Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski in an interview with Polish media, Ukrinform reports. In contrast, the Russian Federation insists that there should not be any NATO countries participating in the mission and that the leadership of the separatist-held territories must become a subject of dialogue, to which many countries cannot agree, Poland included.

    "The first option provides for the …

  • Volker: By dragging out conflict, Russia wants to involve DPR and LPR in discussion of peacekeeping

    The main difficulty in working to resolve the crisis in Donbas is that Russia continues to deny its role in the fighting, stated Kurt Volker, the U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations, as reported by Voice of America.

    “Russia is continuing to deny its own role in this and that it has nothing to do with the separatist governments that it has set up, and that it changes the leaders at will as they did in Luhansk just last month,” Volker said.

    According to him, by dragging out the …

  • Klimkin discusses Donbas peacekeepers and Crimea situation with UN secretary general

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin met with UN Secretary General António Guterres in New York to discuss the prospects of a UN peacekeeping mission to the Donbas, Ukraine’s Permanent Representative to the UN Oleh Nikolenko told Ukrinform.

    According to Nikolenko, they also discussed matters of human rights protection and collaboration in the humanitarian aspect.

    “Pavlo Klimkin and UN Secretary General António Guterres discussed the prospects of bringing a UN peacekeeping mission into …

  • Poland to support introduction of peacekeeping mission in Donbas at UN Security Council

    At a briefing in Kharkiv after talks with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Polish President Andrzej Duda has said that his country, which will replace Ukraine on the UN Security Council beginning January 1, will support the initiative to introduce peacekeepers to the Donbas.

    "We talked about political matters that are very important to us as a member of the UN Security Council for the next two years ... A very important idea that needs to be met is for a UN peacekeeping mission to start …

  • Tillerson: Deploying peacekeepers in Donbas a priority for US

    US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that, in order to resolve the conflict in the Donbas, the US considers it a priority to reach an agreement on the deployment of a UN peacekeeping mission there.

    A statement to this effect was made by the head of the US foreign policy department on Wednesday, December 6, the day before the planned talks with his Russian colleague Sergey Lavrov, DW reports.

    “Russia has long resisted the idea of bringing in peacekeeping forces, but now they have agreed,” …

  • Belarus declares its readiness to provide a peacekeeping contingent to the Donbas

    Belarus is ready to provide peacekeeping contingent to the Donbas, if it receives consent from all interested parties, as announced at a joint news conference with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei.

    "We are ready to allocate an appropriate peacekeeping contingent, if it is acceptable to all interested parties, in order to participate in solving peacekeeping tasks," said Makei.

    He also noted that in October 2014, Belarusian President …