Monday, June 20 2016 19:00 EEST
Kremlin voices its position on placement of armed OSCE mission in Donbass
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This is just one matter that requires settlement on many aspects, Peskov notes.

The Kremlin believes that the issue of deploying the armed OSCE mission on the demarcation line of the conflict’s parties in the east of Ukraine requires the settlement of various aspects, including the OSCE itself.

'This topic of armed OSCE monitoring mission on the demarcation line is just one matter that requires settlement of many aspects, including the OSCE’s line,' the president's press secretary Dmitriy Peskov told on Monday.

'There also is an electoral mission – it’s another matter and it certainly cannot be solved without taking into consideration a matter of elections (in the Donbass), and as you know, we still are impeding with that issue,' the president's press secretary said.

Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin supported the introduction of armed OSCE mission in the Donbass. 'I agree with Poroshenko on his idea that we can strengthen the OSCE mission in the Donbass up to providing it with arms,' he said.

The deputy head of Presidential Administration of Ukraine Konstantin Eliseev said that Russia had agreed to the deployment of the armed police mission in the Donbass.

'As a result of Normandy format’s negotiations, we have achieved unity on the positions and arranged that we are starting to work at the level of permanent representatives of Normandy format in the OSCE. We are expecting to involve all the OSCE’s countries in the near future. We need a consensus of all the OSCE’s participants on the deployment of the mission in the Donbass. Russia has agreed on this too,' he said.

As reported earlier by, Media learn about new meeting of Normandy format before NATO summit. 

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