Peacekeeping forces in the zone of armed conflict in the Donbass should be placed, in particular, on the Russian-Ukrainian border. On Wednesday, 13 September, said the head of the press service of the U.S. Department of state Heather Nauert, reports TASS.
“Any such force should have a broad mandate to ensure peace and security throughout the occupied territory of Ukraine, up to and including the border with Russia,” she said.
Neuert also said that the United States consider the peacekeepers as “a potential tool for the protection of Ukrainian citizens regardless of their ethnicity and nationality”.
On 11 September the President of Russia Vladimir Putin has invited German Chancellor Angela 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 5 September a resolution on the peacekeepers by order of the President of Russia in the UN security Council has made Moscow. The proposal suggests placing the mission on the demarcation line between the militias of the unrecognized republics and Armed forces of Ukraine. President Petro Poroshenko said that the deployment of the peacekeeping mission in the Donbass must be consistent with the self-proclaimed militia Donetsk and Lugansk national republics. In response, the Kremlin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that the “blue helmets” UN “nowhere and never are located without the consent of the parties.”