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 Russian Foreign Ministry to oppose UN peacekeepers’ introduction to the east of Ukraine

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said that Moscow would not support the introduction of peacekeeping forces on the territory of Ukraine, if such a proposal is submitted to the UN Security Council.

Censor.NET reports citing BBC Russian service.

He explained that according to Moscow's position, Minsk Agreements are sufficient at this stage of the settlement of the Ukrainian crisis.

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"We believe that Minsk arrangements clearly define the role of the OSCE within its monitoring mission. And now we need to do our best for this monitoring mission to work efficiently observing the implementation of the Minsk agreements. This would be enough for now," Gatilov said.

The Ukrainian authorities had previously offered to introduce the UN or the EU peacekeepers into the conflict zone in the Donbas.

 
 
 
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