Us General: United Nations peacekeepers should prevent freezing of the situation in the Donbass
Peacekeeping mission in the Donbas can be deployed in the event of a very careful choice of its States parties.
This was stated by former commander of US forces in Europe, General Ben Godzhes, writes “UKRINFORM”.
“The peacekeeping mission in Ukraine has value, but it should include the good of the country, serious quality people who will really be able to carry out the mandate, whatever it was,” – said in the message.
“If it’s UN peacekeepers, they must have a mandate that does not freeze the situation forever, as does Russia, and will aim at the implementation of the Minsk agreements”, – said the General .
“Anyone can participate in this mission of “blue helmets”. It should be a professional force that will respect all parties, and which will be able to perform a very difficult task,” said Godzhes.
Videoporoshenko with US special envoy Kurt Volker discussed the introduction of peacekeepers
Peacekeepers in the Donbas – on the eve of the speech went at the meeting of President Poroshenko with the US special envoy Kurt Volker. In Kiev, he came on the eve of scheduled meetings with Russian presidential aide Surkov. During negotiations a priority recognised permanent cease-fire, the withdrawal of Ukraine from the Russian occupation troops.
“The fact that the Russians themselves first proposed to deploy a peacekeeping mission in the Donbass, does not mean that they really want. Such a move could be part of their overall strategy,” he concluded.
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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