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    September 12, 2017

    UN in Donbass: Putin's aikido move against Poroshenko

    September 12 , 2017 - Fort Russ News - 

    "The statement made by Vladimir Putin in China last week, in relation to the possibility of bringing UN peacekeepers to the front line in the Donbass, is a strong move by the Russian president. Moscow has put forward conditions that simply cannot be fulfilled by the nationalist regime of Petro Poroshenko." - writes Russian political analyst Alexei Chesnakov.

    "Putin made a strong move. The introduction of the UN peacekeeping forces with the requirement to disarm and coordinate with the Donbass republics, the Russian president showed that Russia not only consistently insists on a peaceful settlement, but also offers specific mechanisms for this. If the Ukrainian side does not go on a direct dialogue with the republics of Donbass, it will show its disinterest to the world," said Chesnakov.

    The unusual move by Putin was also noted by Ukrainian political scientist, Ruslan Bortnik.

    "The introduction of UN peacekeepers to the Donbass on Putin's initiative to protect the OSCE mission,  only confirms that the Russian thesis about the civil war in Ukraine is correct, or it will be the first precedent in world history for the introduction of peacekeepers to reconcile "terrorists" and the authorities. In principle, we are dealing with a new example of Russian "political aikido", - the Ukrainian expert argues.

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