Russia proposes to create an armed UN mission in Ukraine for six months
In accordance with the document, the head of mission will report about the situation directly to the UN Secretary General, antónio Guterres.
UN, September 12. /TASS/. Russia proposes to create an armed small arms, the UN mission to protect OSCE observers in Eastern Ukraine for an initial period of six months after the withdrawal of troops and military equipment from the contact line. It follows from the Russian Federation prepared the draft resolution of the UN Security Council, a copy of which was read by the correspondent of TASS.
In accordance with the document, the proposed UN Mission to promote the protection of the Special monitoring mission (SMM) of the OSCE in the South-East of Ukraine will be established “after full withdrawal of forces and means of the parties from actually existing line of contact for a period of six months,” and its head “will report directly to the Secretary General” UN Antonio Guterres.
According to the draft resolution, the mission “will be a armed with small arms mission, authorized solely to ensure the safety of the observer groups of the OSCE SMM” who carry out “round-the-clock monitoring in zones of cultivation of forces and means of the parties.”
The recommendation of the Secretary General
In the case of adoption of the document to the UN Secretary-General will be instructed to “immediately begin preparatory work as soon as possible to submit to the Security Council for consideration and approval of detailed recommendations in relation to the number and national composition of the” future of the mission and its mandate. These recommendations, highlighted in the text should be consistent “with the Ukrainian government and representatives of individual regions of Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine”.