The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on the sidelines of the world economic forum met in Davos with UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres and once again discussed with him the prospects for the deployment of the international peacekeeping mission in ORDA. The two sides also discussed the situation in the annexed Crimea, the Black and Azov seas, reported the press service of the President Wednesday evening, January 23.
Poroshenko expressed confidence in the need to deploy a full-fledged multinational peacekeeping mission under the auspices of the UN in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions.
Guterres, in turn, confirmed the readiness of the UN to continue to provide humanitarian assistance to the population affected by the fighting, and of internally displaced persons.
The two sides also discussed the situation with human rights in the occupied Crimea, the militarization of the Peninsula and ways to ensure compliance with the relevant resolution of the UN General Assembly. Poroshenko and Guterres separately touched on the issue of continued monitoring of the situation with human rights in Crimea.
Special attention of the President of Ukraine and the UN Secretary-General on the implications of the Russian aggression in the Black and Azov seas. Guterres pointed to the need for the immediate release of Ukrainian sailors from captivity of Russian and other prisoners of the Kremlin from prisons in Russia and occupied Crimea.
Earlier the Chairman of OSCE Miroslav Lajcak announced the readiness of the Organization to support the deployment of UN peacekeepers in ORDA, to assist and to share experiences from work in the region.
Special envoy of the US state Department in Ukraine Kurt Volker said that the United States support the deployment of a peacekeeping mission in the Donbass, but without the consent of the Russian Federation to implement this plan would be impossible.
Russia, in turn, does not allow the peacekeepers to the East of the demarcation line.