Moscow’s position on placing peacekeeping mission in the Donbas is based on the inviolability of the Minsk agreements, said the press-Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov. His words to the correspondent “Tapes.ru” on Tuesday, September 12.
“Nobody rejected the possibility of placing some peacekeepers in some missions. Putin himself told us that discussed some of the arms of the participants of the OSCE missions, but since this is not quite the mission inherent in this organization, no staff, no qualifications, no relevant standards, these discussions have not yielded any result,” he said in response to a request to comment on the details of the conversation the President of Russia Vladimir Putin with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Yesterday it was reported that Putin offered Merkel to place UN peacekeepers not just along the disengagement line in Donbass, as well as “other places where the SMM, the OSCE conducts its inspection trip”.
On 7 September, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that advocates a peaceful settlement of the situation in the Donbas with the involvement of UN peacekeepers. In this Poroshenko stressed that the mission should not be representatives of Russia, and its input should be consistent with the self-proclaimed militia Donetsk and Lugansk national republics.
Two days earlier, Russian President instructed the foreign Ministry to submit to the UN Security Council resolution on the deployment of peacekeepers international organizations on the frontline in the Donbass. Their placement is only possible in the case of agreement with the DNI and the LC, he said.