After the presidential elections in Ukraine on 31 March, negotiations on the introduction of the peacekeeping mission of the United Nations in the Donbass aktiviziruyutsya, said Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on 18 March in the program “Svoboda words” on ICTV channel.
“Immediately after the presidential election, when [Russian President Vladimir] Putin will be forced to ensure the resumption of negotiations on the implementation of the Minsk agreements and the resumption of negotiations on the restoration of sovereignty of Ukraine in Crimea, go to the discussion in the UN Security Council the issue of introducing a peacekeeping mission is a classic and in accordance with UN standards”, – said Poroshenko.
According to him, the lion’s share of the countries-UN members, except the Russian Federation agree on the introduction of UN peacekeepers to the Donbass.
Poroshenko added that the UN peacekeeping mission will help in the liberation of Donbass from the Russian troops will contribute to the export of Russian vehicles outside of Ukraine.
“We have today the position of the disarmament of illegal armed formations, the so-called people’s militias, police and other things… [They] will be immediately disarmed by the blue helmets of the UN. And will create the necessary component for restoring the political activities of Ukrainian parties in the territory of the occupied Donbas, and we will be able to start a political process,” – said the head of state.
In April 2014, in the East of Ukraine began the armed conflict. Fighting underway between the Armed forces of Ukraine and Pro-Russian rebels who control part of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
Representatives of Ukraine, Russia, USA, Germany and France are in talks about the deployment of peacekeepers in Donbas since September 2017.
Presidential elections in Ukraine scheduled for 31 March 2019. The election campaign started on 31 December 2018. On 8 March, the CEC approved the final list of 39 candidates for the presidency.