People's Deputy from the Opposition Bloc Vadym Novinsky said he supports the initiative to introduce a peacekeeping contingent to the territory of the Donbass occupied by Russia. He stated this today, answering journalists' questions on the sidelines of the Verkhovna Rada, - Opposition bloc’s website reported.
"As far as I know, a draft resolution on the introduction of peacekeepers in the Donbass will be submitted to the UN Security Council, and we welcome any steps that will bring peace to the country. I am sure that the introduction of a peacekeeping contingent into the uncontrolled territories of the Donbass will bring the long-awaited peace", - he said.
The opposition politician was okay with the idea of the UN peacekeeping contingent in Putin’s version includes the actual recognition of the “DNR/LNR” and does not imply the withdrawal of foreign troops from the territory of the occupied Donbass, confining peacekeepers only to the line of contact.
As OstroV reported earlier, Vladimir Putin said that he considers the deployment of peacekeepers in the Donbass to be quite appropriate when fulfilling a number of conditions. In particular, he believes that peacekeepers can be present only on the line of demarcation, and should be introduced after direct negotiations with the occupied Donetsk and Luhansk.
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko during his working trip to the Luhansk oblast on August 22 said that Ukraine will propose an initiative for the introduction of UN peacekeepers into the occupied territories of Donbass at the session of the United Nations General Assembly, which is to be held in New York in autumn.