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 Putin agreed for peacekeepers introduction throughout Donbas, - Merkel

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin held a phone talk on Sept. 11. The parties discussed the issue of North Korean nuclear weapons and the Russian aggression in the Donbas.

Censor.NET reports citing the official website of the German Chancellor.

"The two parties also discussed the Russian proposal of a U.N. mission in the Donbas. The Federal Chancellor welcomed the Russian initiative in principle, but pointed out that changes in the mandate still had to be made.

"President Putin reacted positively and agreed to abolish the previous limitation of the planned U.N. mission to a contact on the contact line. Rather, it should protect OSCE observers wherever they are deployed under the Minsk package," the report reads as translated from German.

Read more: UN peacekeepers should be deployed throughout occupied territories of Ukraine, - US Department of State

On Sept. 5, Russian President Putin said deployment of U.N. peacekeepers in the Donbas was quite appropriate for solving of the conflict in the region, but only along the line of contact and with the aim of protecting the OSCE mission.

Ukraine's representative in Humanitarian subgroup of the Tripartite contact group in Minsk talks, deputy speaker of Ukrainian parliament Iryna Herashchenko commented on Putin's statement and said the Kremlin scenarios will fail; peacekeepers must be introduced across all Russia-occupied territories.
 
 
 
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