The state Department urged to deploy peacekeepers on the Russian border


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Peacekeeping forces in the East of Ukraine must be placed on the Russian-Ukrainian border, said Wednesday at a briefing for foreign journalists the head a press-services of US state Department Heather Nauert.

She called the possible introduction of UN peacekeepers in the East of Ukraine, “the idea definitely worth exploring” and that is the path to the restoration of Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity.

“Such forces should have a broad mandate to ensure peace and security throughout the occupied territory of Ukraine, up to and including the border with Russia”, — continued Nauert.

Russian President Vladimir Putin on 5 September told journalists that Russia will submit to UN security Council resolution on the deployment of UN peacekeepers on the contact line in the Donbass to ensure the security of OSCE personnel.

Later in a telephone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Putin agreed that ensuring the safety of OSCE observers may be not only on the frontline but also in other areas where the OSCE SMM conducts an inspection trip.