In the UN, it cannot come to a compromise under the conditions of the mission in the East, Ukrainian stovers in the Donbass are not agreed by Mr. Eliseeva, the opinion of the Russian side expressed on the same day about the introduction of peacekeepers to the Donbass. February 19 Press Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov said that the format, the composition and purpose of placing the UN Mission in the Donbass should be coordinated with representatives of the DPR and LNR. "And in this case, it is not enough to have only a dialogue between Moscow and Kiev," he concluded. Thus, Mr. Peskov confirmed: Russia's position was not changed from the moment when in December 2017, President Vladimir Putin stressed the need to conclude an agreement between Kiev and unrecognized republics.
As the United States belongs to the idea of entering peacemakers in Donbass
Another reason for disagreement was to participate in the missions of Belarusian peacekeepers. On February 18, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko expressed his willingness to introduce ten thousand people in Donbass and place them where it would take. "We are interested in this conflict or war, I do not know who is as it is called that this is faster faster, stopped," said Mr. Lukashenko.
However, the Ukrainian side did not cause the Belarusian initiative to enthusiasm. Deputy Head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Elena Mirror in the evening of February 19 stated that Belarus could not participate in a peacekeeping mission because of membership in the organization of the Collective Security Treaty (CSTO). Russia in response to the performance of Mrs. Mirror expressed the view that Belarus has the full right to enter peacemakers in the UN Mission. "CSTO is a collective agreement of countries that protect the safety of their borders, and not the aggressive focus that NATO carries… Ukraine incorrectly interprets the wording data, "explained the deputy chairman of the State Duma Committee on CIS Affairs, European Integration and Relations with Compatriots Viktor Khololatsky. He noted that Ukraine, on the contrary, "must support this decision, given that (President of Ukraine.- "Findfairfaxandloudounhomes.com") Poroshenko has repeatedly met with the President of Belarus Lukashenko and discussed the question of the peaceful resolution of this situation ".
Recall, Russia in September 2017 first expressed the idea of entering peacekeepers to the East of Ukraine. Initially, Vladimir Putin was initiated at a press conference following the summit BRICS in the Chinese city of Xiamen. He noted that UN peacekeepers may appear in the Donbas – provided that their task will be to ensure the security of the OSCE monitoring mission. In the same month, Russia made a draft resolution on the introduction of peacekeepers to the Region.
European politicians consider the beginning of a peacekeeping mission to the first step towards the gradual cancellation of sanctions against Russia.
In particular, the German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel spoke at the Munich Conference on Safety. However, the interlocutor "K", representing the EU structures, noticed that such a statement "does not fully reflect the opinion of Brussels". So, an important issue is the question of where peacekeeping contingent will be placed: only on the line of distinguishing the opposing parties (for which Moscow is speaking) or also on the border between Ukraine and Russia.
Why Belorussia proposed to introduce a peacekeeping contingent in the Donbass
Immediately at the end of the Munich Conference, American politicians began to express doubts that with Moscow it is worth negotiating the topic of the UN Mission in Donbas, reports the Wall Street Journal newspaper. According to the publication, a number of officials in the United States believe that "Washington moves in the direction of the trap", because in reality Russia is not interested in resolving the conflict in Ukraine, "and" the presence of a peacekeeping contingent may involuntarily lead to strengthening Russia's control over Eastern Ukraine, and not to the termination of the conflict, "the article says.
If the UN member countries do not come to an agreement in the coming months, introduce peacekeepers in 2018 will not be able to. "UN for the deployment of a mission, and this is a fairly large-scale mission, it will take 6-10 months at a minimum. It is not excluded, even more, "said the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavel Klimkin on the air of the Ukrainian ICTV television channel. "It is important that this happens so that Russia can not freeze at some stage and use it for pressure on us and west," he concluded.
What is Ukraine and Russia regarding the entry of peacemakers in the Donbass
Russia and Ukraine fail to bring closer position on sending a peacekeeping mission to the Donbass. It became clear in September 2017 following the meeting of the UN Security Council on the reform of peacemaking. President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko reminded that Kiev since 2015 calls "blue helmets" in Donbass, but emphasized: their mission will not be effective without "removal from the region of foreign contingents" and establishing international control over the Russian-Ukrainian border. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov reproached the Ukrainian authorities in the "Watching" from the sale of Minsk agreements.