Kremlin must agree to UN peacekeepers' entry into Donbas, incl. Ukrainian-Russian border section – Poroshenko
The Russian authorities must agree to the introduction of a multinational peacekeeping mission under the aegis of the United Nations to the entire territory of the temporarily occupied regions of Donetsk and Luhansk, including the uncontrolled section of the Russian-Ukrainian border, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said.
"I believe that the only way to change the situation is to seal an uncontrolled part of the Russian-Ukrainian border with the aggressor state and ensure the implementation of the Minsk agreements," Poroshenko said during a joint press conference with European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on the results of the 20th Ukraine-EU summit in Brussels on Monday.
The Ukrainian president also said: "The Kremlin should take the deployment of a multinational peacekeeping operation under the aegis of the UN in the entire temporarily occupied territory of Donbas, including the border with Russia."
Poroshenko noted that he highly appreciates the recent decisions of the EU Council on the extension of economic and sectoral sanctions against Russia until January 31, 2019, as well as the "Crimean" package of sanctions for another year.
"Despite all the counterfeit calculations of Russia, sanctions force the Kremlin to pay a huge price for its international crimes, and the Kremlin will continue paying until it changes its behavior," he said.