Wednesday, September 20 2017 23:35 EEST
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Lavrov: UN peacekeepers needed in Donbas only to guard OSCE observers
Lavrov, UN, Donbas, OSCE

UN peacekeepers are needed in Donbas, but only to guard the OSCE observers. This is Moscow’s view of the mission, phrased by Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov.

He insisted that any other deployment of peacekeepers would contradict the Minsk agreements. Lavrov said this on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York after his meeting with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, while emphasizing that this issue hadn’t been discussed.

Kyiv, however, insists: the UN peacekeeping mission must work all over the occupied Donbas and on the Russian border.

Earlier: Fifty politicians, businessmen from Germany, Austria to visit occupied Crimea in spring 2018 – Russia media

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