French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian called the talks about the introduction of the UN peacekeeping contingent into the Donbas premature.
It is premature to discuss the supposed UN mission, even counterproductive, without political will. We cannot conduct a peacekeeping operation if there is no peace, he said during his speech before the French ambassadors in Paris, RIA Novosti reported.
He expressed the opinion that the conflict in the east of Ukraine was still a stumbling block between Russia and Europe, as evidenced by the extension of sanctions.
The discussion on the introduction of the UN peacekeeping mission into the territory of Donbas has been going on for a long time. Moscow proposes to introduce the contingent to ensure the security of OSCE personnel on the line of demarcation. Kyiv insists that the peacekeepers are present throughout the territory of the Donetsk People’s Republic and the Luhansk People’s Republic.
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