President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin considers the deployment of peacekeepers in the Donbas region quite appropriate. He expressed such an opinion on Tuesday at a press conference following the results of the BRICS summit.
"The presence of peacekeepers, or let’s rather say not peacekeepers, but those people who ensure the security of the OSCE mission, I think it is quite appropriate and I do not see anything wrong here. On the contrary, I believe that this would benefit the solution of the problem in the southeast of Ukraine,” he said.
However, Putin went on saying that peacekeepers can only be deployed on the line of demarcation in the Donbas and should be introduced only after direct negotiations with Donetsk and Luhansk, moreover, "this can not be resolved without direct contact with representatives of the self-proclaimed republics, the DPR and LPR."
President of the Russian Federation further noted that this statement is "an instruction of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to bring the relevant resolution to the Security Council."
Earlier, QHA reported, that Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko intended to request for the introduction of peacekeepers in the Donbas at the session of the UN General Assembly in New York in September.