December 10, 2017 – FRN –
Russia will never support the scheme proposed by the United States and Ukraine for the deployment of a peacekeeping mission in the Donbass. This would in fact lead to the formation o a UN administration. This was stated by the permanent representative of Russia to the OSCE, Alexander Lukashevich.
He recalled that such a scheme was voiced by US Special Representative for the Ukrainian peace settlement, Kurt Volker.
“It has absolutely nothing to do with the Minsk measures, rather it acts in opposition to those agreements that are fixed in this document. It is proposed, as Minister Lavrov explained, that there be a planting through the UN of some kind of international administration, which instead of the key element of the set of measures, namely the dialogue between Kiev and the Donbass, will be replaced.” – said Lukashevich at a press conference.
According to him, if this scheme is implemented, “it is perfectly clear that there will not be room for either a special OSCE monitoring mission, everything will be in the hands of the UN administration.”
“Therefore, this is absolutely something else, a foreign body, which, of course, will never have our support”, added the diplomat.
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