The introduction of the United Nations peacekeeping mission into the temporarily occupied territories of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions can cost up to one billion dollars, People's Deputy of Ukraine Anna Hopko reported.
"We clearly understand that if there is a certain coordination of the peacekeeping mission, then the question of financing will arise. If we analyze the latest UN peacekeeping missions in different countries, this is 2011-2014, the cost of such a mission can reach one billion, depending on the number of peacekeepers,” she said.
Hopko further noted that the introduction of peacekeepers into the Donbas would also depend on whether Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to resolve the conflict through the deployment of UN peacekeepers.
Earlier, Belarus stated its readiness to send a contingent of peacekeepers to settle the situation in the occupied territory of Luhansk and Donetsk regions. The Head of the Belarusian Foreign Ministry Vladimir Makei noted that Minsk is ready to do everything to ensure that "the conflict situation in the east of Ukraine is resolved."