Merkel called it an interesting proposal on the peacekeepers in the Donbass
German Chancellor Angela Merkel finds interesting proposal of Russian President Vladimir Putin about the deployment of peacekeepers in the Donbass, however, does not consider that this is sufficient to cancel anti-Russian sanctions. On Saturday, September 16, according to Reuters.
“I find the proposal of the President of Russia about the involvement of UN forces in the protection of OSCE observers is interesting. A few days ago I told Putin that those forces must have access to all positions, which includes representatives of the OSCE,” she said.
However, it is not enough to cancel anti-Russian sanctions. “We must achieve significant progress in establishing truce, which we do not see” — said Merkel.
On September 13, the head of the press service of the U.S. Department of state Heather Nauert said that peacekeeping forces in the zone of armed conflict in the Donbass should be placed, in particular, on the Russian-Ukrainian border. She said that the United States consider the contingent as “a potential tool for the protection of Ukrainian citizens regardless of their ethnicity and nationality”.