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 Ukraine insists on introduction of UN peacekeeping mission in Donbas, Foreign Minister says

Ukraine insists on the introduction of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Ukraine.

Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said during a meeting of the UN Security Council in New York, Censor.NET reports citing Ukrainski Novyny.

"I urge the Security Council once again to take the lead in creation of such a mission," Klimkin said.

He recalled that in March, Ukraine has officially requested the United Nations to deploy a peacekeeping operation to ensure the implementation of the Minsk agreements. Klimkin said that comprehensive international action is required to ensure sustainable de-escalation of the situation in Ukraine.

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According to the minister, the UN peacekeeping mission or the extension of the Special Monitoring Mission of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE SMM) will ensure the implementation of such provisions of the Minsk agreements as the disarmament of illegal armed groups, monitoring and verification of the withdrawal of the Russian troops and weapons, delivery and distribution of humanitarian aid, and will provide necessary conditions for local elections in accordance with OSCE standards.

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