During the meeting, Volker and Poroshenko discussed coordination of actions on the above issue. As reported by the press service of Poroshenko.
We discussed the latest developments in the Donbass. The importance of further coordinated actions regarding the prospects for the deployment of an international peacekeeping mission under the UN mandate throughout the occupied territory of Donbass was emphasized.
- said in a statement following the meeting.
It should be noted that Kiev is seeking the introduction of UN peacekeepers in Donbass. At the same time, Moscow supports a similar idea, but believes that we can only talk about the function of ensuring the security of OSCE employees operating there. However, Kiev insists that the UN mission have a broader mandate and be deployed throughout the Donbass all the way to the border with Russia.
The Ukrainian authorities even went on to organize a provocation in the Kerch Strait and began to escalate the situation on the demarcation line in the Donbass, after which they demanded an urgent meeting in the “Norman format”. What is the Russian Foreign Ministry pushed their conditions.