Ukraine's military leadership will head the allied forces operation (AFO) which the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) in the Donbas is being reformatted into.
It will take at least 6-10 months to deploy peacekeepers in the Donbas after this issue is agreed upon in the UN.
Ukraine’s Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak believes that the Russian Federation has not renounced its aggression against Ukraine but its extent will depend not on Ukraine and Russia alone.
The U.S. Special Envoy for Ukraine Kurt Volker says Russia has shown more "openness" to U.S. suggestions on a possible UN peacekeeping mission in the Donbas, but Washington and Moscow remain far from striking a deal.
Pavlo Klimkin, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, believes the Kremlin is deliberately escalating the Donbas conflict and makes attempts to disrupt the prisoner swap.
Washington is very much concerned about the sharp deterioration in the humanitarian situation in the Donbas due to constant bombardments of civilian infrastructure facilities by the pro-Russian forces.
Russian presidential aide Vladislav Surkov is trying to smooth-talk U.S. Special Envoy on Ukraine Kurt Volker to agree upon a UN peacekeeping mission in the Donbas which in fact will obstruct activities of the OSCE Special Monitoring Commission (SMM).
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is going to meet with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov in Vienna on Thursday amid growing pessimism about the prospects for the U.S.-Russia relations damaged by disagreements over Ukraine, Syria and Russia’s U.S. election meddling.
German and U.S. officials reached a consensus on the deployment of the UN peacekeeping mission in Ukraine’s east.
Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov believes that the Minsk agreements are no longer efficient, thereby making it necessary to adopt another version of agreements aimed at resolving the situation in the Donbas.
U.S. Secial Envoy for Ukraine Kurt Volker says America stands for the deployment of the U.N. peacekeeping force in Ukraine's east providing that it will include no Russian personnel.
U.S. Special Representative Volker and Russian Presidential Representative Surkov met in Belgrade on November 13, 2017. It was their third meeting and was a thorough discussion of the current diplomatic state of play concerning efforts to end the war in Donbas.
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko expects Japan to support deployment of the UN peacekeeping mission contingent on the Russian-occupied territories of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
The Ukrainian side is sure that the conflict in the Donbas will be settled as soon as a U.N. peacekeeping mission is deployed there.
The bill on de-occupation, adopted by the Rada last week, will strengthen the position of Ukraine in the matters of hostages release by Russia and possible introduction of U.N. peacekeepers in the Donbas.
NATO Alliance supports the idea to introduce a U.N. peacekeeping mission in the east of Ukraine throughout the conflict area, including the border with Russia that Ukraine no longer controls.
Presidential envoy in the parliament, deputy head of Petro Poroshenko Bloc faction Iryna Lutsenko says the provision on introduction of the U.N. peacekeepers in the Donbas might be included in the draft bill on reintegration of the region.
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko is certain that the U.N. peacekeeping mission in the Donbas will be placed throughout the occupied areas and stop the delivery of the weapons to the militants.
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko delivered a speech at a meeting of the U.N. Security Council, in which he stressed the need to deploy peacekeepers in the occupied area of the Donbas.