Peacekeepers won't enter Donbas with open Russia border – Hrytsenko
In order for the UN peacekeeping contingent to enter Donbas, we must first cut the border with Russia, leader of the Civil Position party Anatoliy Hrytsenko has said.
"There should not be new equipment, weapons and fuel there. Unless the border is closed, the peacekeepers will not go there," Hrytsenko said on the air of TV Channel 4, the press service of the politician said on Thursday.
He stressed that there are countries that can act as part of a peacekeeping mission to Donbas, but the issue of the border will be in the first place, because each country is guided by the fact how safe it is to send its soldiers.
Hrytsenko drew attention to the fact that while Russia does not agree to this main requirement, therefore, the issue of the introduction of peacekeepers in Donbas is time-dependent.
"Russia does not agree to this, but this is not just our demand. It will be the demand of any country that will come there as part of the UN mission," the leader of the Civil Position said.
The press service of the Civil Position party says that Hrytsenko participated in the work of a non-public group that drafted a peace plan for the settlement of the conflict in Donbas. This document has not been made public yet, but sent to the leaders of Ukraine, the United States, France, Germany and Russia.