Ukraine has submitted an updated draft resolution on the deployment of the peacekeeping mission in the Donbas to the UN Security Council, according to the Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration Konstantin Yeliseyev.
“An updated draft resolution was handed over to the partners on the Security Council just a few days ago. Of course, we are ready to continue working," he said.Yeliseyev noted that the deployment of a peacekeeping mission is possible not less than six months after the adoption of the relevant decision.
He also recalled that in September Petro Poroshenko is to deliver a speech at the sessions of the General Assembly and the UN Security Council in New York.
Previously QHA reported that September 5 the Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the presence of UN peacekeepers in the Donbas would facilitate resolution of the conflict in the southeast of Ukraine, and instructed the Russian Foreign Ministry to submit the draft resolution to the UN Security Council for consideration.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine criticized Putin’s statement, saying that the words of the Russian president testify to Russia's next attempt as a party to the conflict to present its aggression as an internal Ukrainian conflict and distort the very idea of conducting a peacekeeping operation, which in that case will not serve the main goal of establishing peace in the Donbas and restoration of the territorial integrity of Ukraine.
The President of Ukraine, in turn, stated that the introduction of a peacekeeping mission in the Donbas should aim not at the freezing the issue of Russian occupation and legalization of Russia's presence in the Luhansk and Donetsk regions, but in ensuring a lasting peace in certain regions and the full restoration of the territorial integrity of Ukraine. Moreover, the UN mission should be deployed throughout the temporarily occupied territory, including an uncontrolled section of the Ukrainian-Russian border.