HELSINKI (QHA) -

The President of Finland Sauli Niinistö said that the country is ready to participate in the UN peacekeeping mission in the Donbas, if an appropriate decision is taken, according to the message on the website of the Finnish head of state.

He noted that the conflict in Ukraine is a problem for Europe and Finland is ready to help solve it.

“This is one of the Europe's biggest problems. If an agreement is reached and if it is a large-scale mission under the UN mandate, then yes, it is in Finland's interest to get this European lock open.”

QHA reported that Germany is counting on the participation of the German military in the future UN peacekeeping mission in the Donbas. The Bundestag Commissioner for Armed Forces, a member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) Hans-Peter Bartels noted that Germany would take an "active part" in the event of a possible announcement of a peacekeeping operation in the Donbas.

QHA