September 26, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos
Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko was quoted as saying by Canadian media on Tuesday that it is ‘absolutely impossible’ that Russia can be involved in the UN peacekeeping mission to protect members of the monitoring mission of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
“This is absolutely impossible on the statute of the United Nations that Russia can be part of the peacekeeping mission,” Poroshenko said in an exclusive interview with Canada’s public radio and television broadcaster CBC.
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“Russia will use peacekeepers as a kind of bodyguards for the observers of the special monitoring mission of the OSCE, which is absolutely against the (UN) statute,” the Ukrainian president added.
On September 5, Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested deploying UN peacekeepers in southeastern Ukraine to protect members of the OSCE monitoring mission, TASS explained.
Paul Antonopoulos is a Research Fellow at the Center for Syncretic Studies. He has an MA in International Relations and is interested in Great Power Rivalry as well as the International Relations and Political Economy of the Middle East and Latin America.