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Russia submits draft resolution on sending UN Peacekeepers to Donbass

Russia submits draft resolution on sending UN Peacekeepers to Donbass

Russia has formally submitted a draft resolution to the United Nations which calls for the deployment of UN peacekeepers to Donbass in order to shield officials from the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) from violence.

Austria which currently chairs the OSCE welcomed the Russian proposals, according to an official cited by TASS.

Germany’s Foreign Minister also welcomed the move saying that if implemented, it could lead to a detente between Europe and Russia, paving the way for the eventually lifting of anti-Russian sanctions which the EU has enforced since 2014.

The move which calls for UN peacekeepers to engage in direct dialogue between the leaders of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics as well as the Ukrainian regime in Kiev was met with a generally positive attitude by the leaders of the Donbass Republics who have pledged to carefully review the final proposals in a spirit of cooperation.

Russian President Vladimir Putin who first discussed the proposals at the 9th annual BRICS summit in Xiamen, described Russia’s aims in the following way,

“I consider the presence of peacekeepers, or rather people who would provide security for the OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe) mission, absolutely appropriate, and see nothing wrong with it”.

The only party which has thus far expressed doubts about the peacekeeping mission is the Ukrainian regime.¬†Vladimir Aryev, a pro-regime politician who heads Kiev’s delegation to the¬†Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has rejected the proposals outright, simply because they have originated from Russia.

However, the regime’s representative at the United Nations,¬†Vladimir Elchenko stated that Kiev is willing to “work” with the proposals “at an expert level”.

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The war in Donbass has raged since 2014, has killed over 10,000 according to conservative estimates while over 1 million families have been rendered homeless or displaced due to the fighting. There is absolutely no reason why UN peacekeepers should not be deployed as any positive internationalisation of peacekeeping efforts can only be helpful in shedding light on the aggressive war that Kiev has waged in the aftermath of the peoples of Lugansk and Donetsk exercising their internationally recognised right to self-determination.

Anything that international organisations such as the UN can do to help limit violence, protect OSCE observers and bring calm to the situation can only be a positive development.

The UN has not set a time to vote on the proposals but it is expected they will be discussed in depth over the coming weeks.

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Curtis Bok
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Curtis Bok

It is really annoying that you persist in using the horrible typeface for quotations when, for a few days last week, you deployed a much better alternative. What’s the matter with you?

Dan
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I just read that Kiev have been asking for this for ages but Russia refused.. Is that true ? Can any of the friends here throw any light on this ? Please.

Dot
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From very likely the same source as yours, I read that on 9-11 there were a dozen cave dwellers who used two airplanes to make three skyscrapers fall down. Is that true? Could you throw some light on this?

Simon
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I beg to differ. Russia do not really seek to internationalise this crisis. They and the Europeans worked hard to exclude the US – which has never been in the Normandy format. That’s how you know it is the MOST dangerous crisis on Earth. UN, OSCE, it matters not, they are all US proxies. So Russia has proposed this in order to kill it. Nikki Haley is so ideological she opposes ANYTHING suggested by Russia, so she will veto it. No doubt she will even be ‘insulted’ by the narrow terms of reference drawn up by the Russian side. After… Read more »

Marc Leif
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Marc Leif

Your analysis makes a lot of sense. Though if there are UN “peacekeepers”, I hope it includes Russians.

K Pomeroy
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K Pomeroy

UN peacekeepers do not always keep the peace. I think it’s dangerous what Putin is doing. There are a lot of possible deadly ramifications for Donbass, with US-UN-EU backed foreign forces along the contact line. A somewhat brutal analysis of Putin’s turnabout on the issue:

https://quemadoinstitute.org/2017/09/06/putin-a-neocon-hawk-on-donbass-barely-better-than-john-mccain/

7awmee7
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7awmee7

War is so ugly that even Germany has changed its stand in NATO due to betrayal by Trump and Brexit. By
the way Germany has everything to gain with Russia as friend . God bless Merkel and Putin.

XRGRSF
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XRGRSF

The US is quietly withdrawing from Syria, and all of the sudden Putin wants UN peace enforcers in Donbass. Does this smell like a trade off to anyone other than me? If I was a resident of Donbass I’d be looking to move on or expecting to live in what will become a Ukie hell. Time will tell.

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