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 Peskov on OSCE's police mission in Donbas: "Putin potentially agreed, no details were discussed"

The Kremlin states the Normandy Four leaders did not discuss the deployment of OSCE's armed mission at the uncontrolled section of the Ukrainian-Russian border, and Russian President Vladimir Putin gave only a potential agreement.

As reported by Censor.NET, Russian president's press secretary Dmitry Peskov said, answering a question by a UNIAN correspondent in Russia.

"As for some kind of an OSCE armed police mission - I want to emphasize that only small firearms were discussed - indeed, President Putin responded with a potential agreement to the eventual idea of [deploying] such a mission," Peskov said.

"But the fact is that these are just eventual talks. So far, there is no mission and no understanding by the OSCE how this mission could be formed and where to deploy it, and so on. The issue was not discusses and actually couldn't be as this is a very substantive discussion, which depends on many factors," he said.

Read more: Ukraine to get access to its border with Russia after elections in Donbas - Presidential Administration

Answering a clarifying question by a UNIAN correspondent on whether Moscow would agree to the deployment of OSCE's police mission at the uncontrolled section of the Ukrainian-Russian border, Peskov said: "Nobody has said where such a mission could be deployed, it does not exist yet."

Read more: Poroshenko: Russia supports OSCE police mission deployment in Donbas

Earlier, on Oct. 19, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and Russian President Vladimir Putin met for Normandy format talks in Berlin.

At a briefing following the talks, Poroshenko said that the Normandy Four leaders had approved French and German proposals to underpin a road map for the implementation of the Minsk agreements. The Ukrainian president also said that Russia supported the need for the deployment of an OSCE armed police mission in the Donbas.
 
 
 
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