Ukraine's FM discusses UN peacekeeping mission in Donbas with Swedish counterpart
Ukraine's Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin had discussed with Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom the possible deployment of a United Nations (UN) peacekeeping mission to eastern Ukraine during a meeting of foreign ministers of Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe member states in Vienna.
"The interlocutors discussed the necessity to use international sanctions against Russia for occupation of Ukrainian territories, as well as the inadvisability of any measures to reinstate the Russian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) if it does not fulfill PACE resolutions adopted from 2014 to 2016 on restoring Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity," Ukraine's Foreign Ministry website said.
The main issues of the conversation involved issues about supporting Sweden, which will remain a permanent member of the UN Security Council during 2018, Ukrainian initiatives, as well as the possible UN peacekeeping mission throughout territories in Donbas, including those not under Ukraine's control.
According to Klimkin, Ukraine recognizes the steadfast support of Sweden in light of Russian aggression against Ukraine and the illegal annexation of Crimea.