“Admit it, please.” Putin told Merkel asked him about the deployment of peacekeepers in the Donbass
Russian President Vladimir Putin said that German Chancellor Angela Merkel in a telephone conversation with him, asked him to accept the deployment of peacekeepers throughout the territory captured by the militants of Donbass, and not only on the demarcation line.
He said this during a press conference, answering a question of UNIAN Roman Tsimbalyuk.
Peacekeepers in the Donbas: the emergence of the “blue helmets” of the UN will not solve the conflict
“This is (President of Ukraine) Petro Poroshenko spoke of the need to first equip the OSCE. I agreed. The OSCE immediately refused it. Then Peter said that we should care about the safety of OSCE staff with the help of UN forces – and I agreed. And that there was no doubt that we agree, we submitted a draft resolution (at the UN). After that I Merkel in a telephone conversation said, Well, why only on the border of the dividing line? OSCE staff move throughout the territory of Donbass. Admit it, please, so that they were under the protection everywhere, including on the border between Russia and Donbass, Russia and Ukraine”, – he said.
The President of the Russian Federation noted that after this, adjustments were made to the resolution for the UN.
He added that the establishment of international control over the occupied territory of Ukraine need to “negotiate with yourself Donbass”.
“These kinds of conflicts in the world never solved only through intermediaries. They all was decided during the direct contacts between the conflicting parties. The Kiev government today, unfortunately, shies away from these direct contacts,” he said.
We will remind, earlier the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko appealed to the UN initiative to deploy a peacekeeping mission in the Donbas. The Ukrainian side insists that the peacekeepers should be present throughout the occupied territory of Donbas, including Ukrainian-Russian state border.
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