Donetsk, Sep 5 - DAN. Peacekeeper deployment on the Contact Line in Donbass would be expedient for ensuring the safety of OSCE Special Monitoring Mission staff, yet this measure can only be applied after the disengagement of forces and hardware and ceasefire, DPR envoy to Minsk talks Denis Pushilin told Donetsk News Agency.
“After the disengagement of forces and hardware, according to the framework decision on implementing complete ceasefire, it is expedient to reinforce OSCE SMM with UN peacekeepers for ensuring the safety of its staff,” Pushilin said.
He said that the only area of deployment is the contact line between the parties to the conflict.
“The mandate should be coordinated with us within the framework of the Contact Group,” Pushilin said. “There are major problems with disengagement as the accords have not been fully implemented even in three pilot areas.”
Earlier on Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Moscow’s plans to submit a resolution to the UN Security Council on deploying UN peacekeepers on the contact line in Donbass to ensure the safety of OSCE monitors. *jk