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 Mitigation of sanctions out of question till Russia completely fulfills Minsk agreements, - US Mission to OSCE Charge d'Affaires Kamian

Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) Oleksandr Turchynov held a meeting with Charge d'Affaires, a.i of the United States Mission to the OSCE Harry Kamian.

As reported by Censor.NET citing the press office of the NSDC, the parties discussed the situation in Ukraine's east and Crimea in the conditions of military aggression by the Russian Federation and possible deployment of the UN peacekeeping mission in the Donbas.

Turchynov said it was critical for Ukraine to make sure that the international negotiations on the liberation of the Donbas not to overshadow efforts on the occupied Crimea liberation.

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Moreover, the NSDC secretary stressed that a UN peacekeeping mission should have access to the whole territory of the Donbas and, above all, to the Ukrainian-Russian border, "which would allow blocking the transfer of weapons, military equipment, and Russian troops to the Donbas."

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"All the 'peacekeeping' proposals of the Russian Federation are aimed only at attempts to legalize their presence in the Donbas," Turchynov said adding that the primary task was not to allow Russia to disguise aggressive actions under the peacekeeping activities.

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The NSDC secretary also emphasized that one of Ukraine's top priorities was implement reforms in line with NATO standards to achieve the interoperability of the forces and means of Ukraine's security and defense sector with the forces and means of the relevant forces of the NATO member states. This will pave way to the NATO membership and protection of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity through participation in the international system of collective defense, he said. "The Euro-Atlantic integration is critical for us," the secretary stressed.

Kamian said that the United States shared Ukraine's position regarding the peacekeeping mission in the Donbas, supported Ukraine's territorial integrity and was intended to make every effort to resolve the conflict by diplomatic means. "Mitigation of sanctions is out of the question till Russia completely fulfills the Minsk agreements," he said adding that Crimea issue remains on the agenda of the international diplomacy.

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Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n463152
 
 
 
 
 
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