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6 September 2017, 15:21

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Putin's call for peacekeepers to make Kiev disengage forces and cease fire – LPR head

LUGANSK, September 6 (Lugansk Media Center) – The initiative of Russian president Vladimir Putin to deploy peacekeepers in Donbass aims at enforcing Ukraine to finalize the disengagement of forces and hardware and to silence guns, said LPR head Igor Plotnitskiy in a statement publcihed today.

The Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the United Nations asked the UN Security Council on Tuesday (5 September) to authorize the deployment of peacekeepers to protect OSCE SMM members who are monitoring the cease-fire. Putin insisted that the peacekeepers should be deployed only along the contact line and only after weapons are withdrawn from the line, and with the approval on LPR and DPR side.

 Kiev earlier asked for a mission in Donbass but refused to discuss the issue with LPR and DPR representatives.

"The initiative of Russian president Vladimir Putin to deploy peacekeepers in Donbass aims at enforcing Ukraine to finalize the disengagement of forces and hardware and to silence guns," Plotnitskiy's statement reads.

"The fact that Kiev continuously violates the ceasefire and disrupts the disengagement of forces and hardware is best illustrated by Stanitsa Luganskaya situation. To stop this hideosity Kiev will be pressured by the UN Security Council structures as the EU did not cope or did not want to cope with the task. The issues of Donbass special status and acknowledging the Minsk negotiations of the Contact Group as the main format of talks will also be put in front of the UN."

 

 

LuganskMediaCentre — 06 September — Lugansk