Taruta urges to bring UN peacekeeping forces in Avdiyivka
People's deputy of Ukraine Serhiy Taruta is confident that Ukraine, as a chairman of the UN Security Council, should require the introduction of a peacekeeping mission into the ATO (Anti-Terrorist) zone in the east of Ukraine.
"Ukraine has to turn to the UN Security Council and initiate the introducing of the "blue helmets" into the conflict zone. I believe that this is the step that can really become significant in the termination of the conflict," he said on the 112.Ukraine TV channel.
According to the MP, the Ukrainian authorities and diplomats should stop active hostilities by all means and push the enemy troops to the disengagement line, otherwise the situation in Avdiyivka could become the second, Ukrainian Aleppo, he said.
Now, Taruta thinks, Ukraine has a unique opportunity – the country has become the head of the UN Security Council for the next month.
"This is a historic opportunity, and Ukraine can not and must not miss it. Besides, even Russia, which voted for the Minsk agreements, will have to support this initiative, because it perfectly fits into the framework of the peaceful settlement of the conflict," the MP said.