Polish President Asks UN to Deploy Peacekeepers in Eastern Ukraine

2018/5/20 18:51:23

"First, those forces should be deployed along the internationally recognized border between Ukraine and Russia," he said. "I also stressed in the strongest terms that if that happened, those forces should deploy across all territory which today is in the hands of separatists.”

 


By RFE/RL, May 18, 2018

 

Poland's president has asked the UN Security Council to deploy a UN peacekeeping force in eastern Ukraine throughout the zone of conflict with Russia-backed separatists and along the border with Russia.

 

"We are advocating the deployment of a UN peacekeeping mission," Andrzej Duda told a news conference in New York late on May 17 after delivering a similar plea before the UN Security Council, where Poland holds the rotating presidency for the month of May.

 

"First, those forces should be deployed along the internationally recognized border between Ukraine and Russia," he said.

 

"I also stressed in the strongest terms that if that happened, those forces should deploy across all territory which today is in the hands of separatists," he said.

 

Ukraine has supported the introduction of United Nations peacekeepers as long as they are placed along the border with Russia to monitor and ensure Russian troops and weapons do not come over the border to aid the separatists.

 

https://www.rferl.org/a/polish-preside ... ern-ukraine/29234649.html

 

 

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