Poroshenko: Russia agree to police the OSCE mission

Порошенко: РФ согласна на полицейскую миссию ОБСЕ

Armed police, the OSCE mission will have to ensure the safety of elections in the Donbass.

President Petro Poroshenko said that the Russian side agrees to the placement in the Donbass armed police of the OSCE mission. The President said in an interview to Ukrainian TV channels on Sunday evening.

“I am very pleased that this strong position of the Ukrainian side now supported by our partners in the channel format, partners in the U.S. and finally, we see that Russia agrees to this format. I think we should get it”, – said Poroshenko.

The President stressed that, despite the Herculean efforts of the OSCE special monitoring mission, attacks, especially in Avdeevka, Maryinka and in some areas of the Luhansk region continued. “And during the day we in one area can have from 30 to 70 attacks”, – he said.

The President emphasized that our troops are only fire in response. “But to fix the OSCE SMM monitors can’t, because they are not armed, they can only fix the fact of firing, but can not always be fixed, what side it was implemented”, – said Poroshenko.

That is why, in his opinion, should be introduced special police new armed mission, which can ensure the safety and protect themselves.

The OSCE called the input condition of soldiers in the Donbass

Poroshenko noted that the objectives of the mission will be to ensure the safety, the preparation and conduct of elections and transfer of power to the newly elected representatives of Donbass.

“I think that a political settlement can begin only when the will be provided with safety criteria”.- the President noted.

In Russia this information have not commented.

Two days earlier Poroshenko already said that he expects in the near future the decision to create and deploy in the Donbass armed police mission of the OSCE.

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