Blue Helmets in Donbas?: Documents to deploy UN peacekeepers in Donbas are ready says Ukraine

11:06 Aug. 23, 2016

Documents to deploy UN peacekeepers in Donbas are ready says Ukraine

A soldier of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force of Lebanon patrols along the border with Israel and Syria (Getty Images)

Kyiv seeking UN approval to send peacekeeping force to the war-torn eastern regions  

Ukraine's permanent representative to the United Nations, Volodymyr Yelchenko, says Ukraine has prepared all the papers necessary for the UN to adopt a decision to send a peacekeeping force to the Donbas region.

Watch also Ukraine calls on UN to beef up international presence in Donbas

Yelchenko explained that Ukraine has already drafted documents on establishing the UN Support Office in the country, deploying the UN Secretary General's Special Envoy, as well as the UN mediatory mission.

Ukraine's representative to the UN also voiced hope that the next UN Secretary-General will treat the issue more seriously.

Watch also Ukraine outraged by UN chief's comments on Russia 

Earlier, the Ukrainian President stated that the European Parliament called for the deployment of an EU peacekeeping mission to ensure security in Donbas.



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