Peacekeepers in the Donbas, Poroshenko saw progress

Миротворцы на Донбассе: Порошенко увидел прогресс

Petro Poroshenko said the progress in the introduction of peacekeepers in Donbass.

Russia wants the location of the blue helmets along the contact line, so that they do not interfere with the occupation forces. This is unacceptable, said the head of state.

President Petro Poroshenko said the progress in the introduction of the peacekeeping mission in the Donbass. The head of state said in an interview with German newspaper Handelsblatt, reports the press service Poroshenko on Monday, April 9.

According to him, in comparison with the year 2015 has already seen progress in the introduction of peacekeepers in Donbass.

“When I in 2015 for the first time made a demand to the UN on the direction of the “blue helmets”, were all against. Our American and European friends also had doubts. During my meeting with President trump in June 2017, it has confirmed its willingness to support a UN mission to free the part of Ukraine from the Russian occupation forces,” – said the President.

Poroshenko also pointed to the differences between the Ukrainian and Russian positions in the question of peacekeepers.

“Russia wants the location of the blue helmets along the contact line, so that they do not interfere with the occupation forces. This is unacceptable. Later, Russia agreed to the fact that they work throughout, but the Russian plan, should accompany only the observers of the OSCE SMM. We want blue helmets disarmed illegal armed groups, protecting local residents and exercised control over the flow and movement of military equipment. And of course they have to control the part of the Russian-Ukrainian border, which is temporarily not controlled by Ukraine”, – said Poroshenko.

Earlier, Poland, Germany, Sweden, Portugal, Turkey and Finland had declared its readiness to send peacekeepers to the Donbass.

 

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