President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that the deployment of a peacekeeping operation with the UN mandate in the Donbas “may be a determining factor in ending the suffering of the Ukrainian people.” He said this during a high-level statement by the United Nations on the activities of the United Nations in support of peace in the framework of participation in the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly, the presidential press service reports, writes Ukrainska Pravda.
“Obviously, the world has not become a safer place in the 21st century. We continue to witness war and aggression, even on the European continent. While we are talking here, the external military aggression against Ukraine continues, grossly violating the UN Charter and the resolutions of the General Assembly and the Security Council of the Organization,” said Poroshenko. Ukraine insists on peacekeepers throughout the entrenched territory, including the border with Russia. Also, Kyiv is against the inclusion of Russians in the UN peacekeeping mission, if it is directed to the east of Ukraine.