November 30, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos
MOSCOW, Russia – Russian Presidential Aide Vladislav Surkov said in an interview with TASS that the UN Security Council should adopt the Russian suggestion to deploy a UN mission to Donbass.
“Russia’s position on reconciling the parties to the Donbass conflict has been clarified in our draft resolution of the UN Security Council. What is there to discuss? It needs to be adopted,” he said.
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“Russia has put forward a realistic and implementable peace initiative.Those who do not support this initiative do not want peace,” he stressed.
“If someone doesn’t need peace in Ukraine, they should openly say it rather than some come up with chimerical projects aimed at distracting others’ attention,” the Kremlin aide said.
“Our country is the most effective peacemaker. It is an obvious thing. It was Russia that stopped the large-scale civil war in Ukraine,” he highlighted.
The Russian presidential aide pointed out that “the cessation of offensive operations by the parties to the conflict, turning the front line into the line of contact and the adoption of the Minsk Agreements became possible as a result of the implementation of Putin’s peace plan, announced in the summer of 2014.”
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.