Contents tagged with peacekeeping mission
Ukrainian President calls for closing the border with Russia
The Kremlin must agree to deploy a UN peacekeeping mission to the separatist-held areas of Donetsk and the Luhansk region including the Ukraine-Russia border, stated Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko after talks with the head of the European Council Donald Tusk and the chairman of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker.
“I believe, that the only way to change the situation, is to seal the uncontrolled areas of the Ukrainian- Russian border with the aggressor state and ensure the …
Kyiv names three possible sponsors for the peacekeeping mission in Donbas
The Deputy Minister for Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons of Ukraine, Yuriy Hrymchak stated on Channel Five TV that the USA, France and Germany are ready to finance a UN peacekeeping mission in the Donbas. According to Hrymchak, Kyiv has received relevant commitments from all three countries.
“Today we have dozens of countries which are, so to speak, profiting from peacekeeping missions, particularly by sending troops,” he explained. “That is why I don’t think …
Ukrainian President is against participation of Belarus peacekeepers in Donbas mission
Former Chair of the Supreme Soviet of Belarus Stanislav Shushkevich said that President Petro Poroshenko does not support the idea of deploying peacekeepers from Belarus in the Donbas, writes the Belarus Partisan.
Speaking about a discussion regarding the participation of Belarus in the Donbas peacekeeping mission during an earlier meeting with the Ukrainian President, Shushkevich said: "This was categorical: Poroshenko said that there can be no peacekeepers from a country that is an ally of …
US Special Representative Volker: peacekeeping mission will help to resolve the conflict in the Donbas
The US Special Representative for Ukraine, Kurt Volker believes that a peacekeeping mission in the Donbas will help to resolve the conflict and will facilitate the implementation of the Minsk agreements. He stated this at the second Ukrainian lunch "Ukraine on the Frontlines of a New Kind of Warfare: Lessons for the West, and Prospects for Peace," which was organized on the sidelines of the Munich conference on security.
According to Volker, Russia says that they care how people live in the …
Media: USA and Russia negotiate on deployment of peacekeepers to Donbas
As Interfax-Ukraine reports, the United States and the Russian Federation are working to overcome contradictions in the issue on UN mission deployment in the Donbass. This negotiation is being conducted ahead of the negotiations round on the Donbass problem.
An unnamed source said, “So far, different views on the question of the UN contingent deployment to Donbass remain. The parties retain hope for rapprochement to the next consultations round in March.” According to that source, the main …
Volker: Russia ready for the introduction and gradual expansion of a UN mission in Donbas
US Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker announced that Russia is ready for a UN peacekeeping mission to be located not only on the contact line in the Donbas, but also on its wider territories. Hromadske reports that Volker announced this during a telephone conference with journalists following a meeting with presidential aide Vladislav Surkov.
"This time [during the meeting with Surkov] I think there was more openness [from Russia] in thinking about a wider mandate for the …
German Foreign Minister: peacekeepers must be present in all separatist-held territory of Donbas
At a joint press conference with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Pavlo Klimkin, in Kyiv on Wednesday, the German Foreign Minister, Sigmar Gabriel, stated that the mandate of the UN peacekeeping mission in the Donbas should be extended to the separatist-controlled territory and its members must be armed.
"This has to be an armed, powerful UN peacekeeping mission that is present across the entire separatist-held territory and not only one guarding the OSCE observers as a small group," …
Ukrainian official: there are no prospects for peacekeeping mission in Donbas
Ukraine’s representative in a subgroup of the Trilateral Contact Group, the former Prime Minister, former Minister of Defense, and former Chairperson of the National Security and Defense Council, Yevhen Marchuk, does not see the possibility a United Nations peacekeeping mission being deployed to the Donbas, as he discussed on the Fifth channel on Tuesday, January 2.
“Frankly speaking, I have little hope that the peacekeeping personnel will help resolve anything in the immediate future,” …
Turchynov: Russia is deploying forces to the border with Ukraine 'disguising them as peacekeepers'
Russia began to deploy military forces to the Ukrainian border, which it is going to "disguise" as UN peacekeepers, as stated on Saturday by the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, Oleksandr Turchynov.
According to him, negotiations on the introduction of peacekeeping forces in the Donbas are very serious.
"However all of Russia's attempts to "disguise" its forces as peacekeepers, which it has already begun to build up near the borders with Ukraine, will be in vain," …
Poroshenko and Tillerson discussed peacekeeping mission in the Donbas
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s and United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson conducted a telephone conversation, as reported on the web site of the Ukrainian President.
"Both sides expressed satisfaction with the implementation of the agreements reached between the presidents of Ukraine and the US during their meeting in New York. Poroshenko thanked Tillerson for Ukraine's support during the ongoing Russian aggression," the report says.
The interlocutors coordinated further …