Germany calls for a UN deployment to Donbass


January 4, 2018 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos

KIEV, Ukraine – German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said in Kiev on Wednesday that a United Nations mission should be deployed in Donbass to ensure peace.

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“It is necessary that a UN armed and powerful mission can be deployed across the entire territory [of Donbass], but not merely for protection of a small group of OSCE mission and along the contact line as a new border of Ukraine,” Gabriel told a joint news conference with Ukrainian counterpart Pavel Klimkin.

“We alongside our French counterparts and members of the UN Security Council will try to introduce a UN real peacekeeping mission to Donbass,” Gabriel stressed.

“A lasting ceasefire and withdrawal of heavy weapons” is needed, he added.

The authorities of Ukraine in April 2014 launched a military operation against the LPR and the DPR, which declared independence after a coup d’etat in Ukraine in February 2014. According to the latest UN data, more than 10,000 people have became victims of the conflict, as reported by FRN yesterday.

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