Earlier Vladimir Putin has offered to send peacekeepers to the contact line of the conflicting parties
Peacemaker, Onphoto: Reuters
– The U.S. state Department offered to extend the coverage of UN peacekeepers in the Donbass, on the Russian-Ukrainian border, said state Department spokesman Heather Nauert at a briefing on Thursday.
The intention of the American side, the powers of peacekeepers must be extended to the territory controlled by the self-proclaimed republics, including the Russian-Ukrainian border, to avoid “legalizing and making” formations inside Ukraine. According to Nauert, USA was supported by other European countries, including Germany.
In Department believe that the peacekeepers will help to avoid casualties among citizens of Ukraine regardless of their ethnicity, mother tongue and religion. In addition, we hope that more will not die the OSCE observers. Military force will help to preserve the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine.
The proposal will be heard at the UN General Assembly.
The initiative on the introduction of peacekeepers in Donbass belongs to Russia. President Vladimir Putin endorsed this idea and proposed to deploy military along the line of contact between the militias and the armed forces of Ukraine. Later Ukraine has developed a draft resolution, which excluded the participation of Russian peacekeepers, and they will be placed along the recognized state border between the two countries.