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 It's OSCE that should determine parameters of armed police mission in Donbas, Russia’s Peskov says

The OSCE must play the key role in determining the parameters of the armed police mission in the Donbas proposed by President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.

As reported by Censor.NET citing TASS news agency, this was said by Russian president's press secretary Dmitry Peskov.

"Yes, it was a proposal of President Poroshenko and despite rather restrained reaction of Putin's colleagues from Germany and France, he - Putin - supported this idea, if based on the shared sense that the OSCE still played major role there," Peskov said.

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Asked what Russia's position on this issue was, Dmitry Peskov quoted Russian President Putin's speech at the final plenary session of the Valdai Club in Sochi: "He did not deny or reject this proposal of Mr. Poroshenko."

"It is hardly possible to discuss some modalities, some quantities, without a clue about OSCE's possibilities, position, approach. Such situation would be new for the OSCE since there have almost been no such precedents before," Peskov said.

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"As far as we know, the OSCE has not formally voiced its position on President Poroshenko's initiative," the Russian president's press secretary said.
 
 
 
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