Rasmussen promised “carrot” on sanctions after the introduction of peacekeepers in Donbass
Some of the sanctions against Russia could be eased if the Donbass will be posted to the UN mission, said former NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen. However, he put a number of strict conditions on the mandate of the UN mission.
Former NATO Secretary General and freelance Advisor of the President of Ukraine Anders Fogh Rasmussen admitted that in case of reaching agreement on the enter the Donbass UN peacekeepers, Russia will receive a certain reward, in his words, “carrots” in the form of easing of some sanctions. He said this, speaking on held in Kiev, the 14th annual meeting of “Yalta European strategy” (YES). The report of his speech published on the event website.
He called a number of necessary conditions for the adoption of such decision.
First, the peacekeeping mission should be viable, that is, endowed with an appropriate mandate that will allow her to control the Russian-Ukrainian border. Second, she must protect not only the Special observers monitoring mission of the OSCE, but also the local population.
“If, in the end, Russia will agree to what I said, namely a workable mandate, including monitoring the Russian-Ukrainian border, and the mandate to protect the entire population, then sure, I think “carrot” for Russia may be the easing of some sanctions,” — said Rasmussen.