German and U.S. officials reached a consensus on the deployment of the UN peacekeeping mission in Ukraine’s east.
However, he said, there is still 'considerable disagreement' with Russia as for the formation of such a UN peacekeeping mission.
Gabriel also added that UN peacekeepers must ensure adherence to the cease-fire deal and withdrawal of heavy weapons from the Donbas. This would require a reliable mandate of the UN Security Council, he stressed.
As reported, U.S. Special Envoy on Ukraine Kurt Volker said the Trump administration advocates UN peacekeeping mission without Russian personnel in it in the event of its deployment in the Donbas.
The U.S. diplomat reiterated his intent to continue talks on deployment of blue helmets with Russian president's aide Vladislav Surkov.