18:40, 3 January 2019
The deployment of the UN peacekeepers in Donbas will not be considered at the UN Security Council until the decision in Normandy or Minsk formats is ready as Ukrinform reported citing Ukraine’s Representative to UN Volodymyr Yelchenko.
“We need the decision of the UN Security Council to begin a real UN peacekeeping mission. But for it, this issue should be indicated in Normandy or Minsk formats,” he said.
Yelchenko thinks that all formats of the settlement of the Donbas Conflict, including track “Volker-Surkov” have stalled due to the expectation of Russia of the election of the pro-Russian president of Ukraine.
Earlier U.S. Special Envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker claimed that the draft resolution of Russia, which provides for the deployment of peacekeepers in Donbas only along the line of conflict, is unacceptable for the United States and the United Nations, since it will not guarantee security, but will deepen the conflict.