Moscow’s position on placing UN Peacekeepers — international monitoring missions — in the Donbass remains consistent, Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said. The essential, according to him: it is impossible to make any decisions on any peacekeeping missions without dealing with representatives of the Donetsk Peoples Republic and the Lugansk Peoples Republic.
“Russia’s position is absolutely consistent and well-known. The main idea is that it is impossible to make any decisions about the deployment of international missions without negotiations and without reaching agreement and consensus with representatives of the Donbass republics,” RIA Novosti quotes Peskov.
Recall that on March 3, the State Department’s special representative for Ukrainian issues Kurt Volker stated that the states of the DPR and LPR, created by Russia in the Donbass, must be eliminated, since they do not comply with the Constitution of Ukraine.
In response, Alexei Pushkov, member of the Federation Council of Russia, reminded the American that the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics are full participants in the Minsk negotiations and thus rightly full participants in the right to decide on the introduction of peacekeepers into the territory of the Donbass.
We will also add that earlier President Poroshenko of Ukraine stated that the introduction of UN peacekeepers in the Donbass should not be aimed at maintaining the parties, but on the actual cleansing of the “occupied territory” and the restoration of Ukraine’s territorial integrity.