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UN peacekeepers will contribute to the restoration of the integrity of Ukraine – state Department

The state Department stressed that the mission’s mandate should be extended to the whole territory under the control of Pro-Russian forces

Heather Nauert. Photo from open sources

The introduction of the UN peacekeeping mission in the East of Ukraine will protect the citizens from armed violence and contribute to the restoration of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the state. This was stated on Wednesday in Washington, the speaker of the U.S. State Department’s Heather Nauert, reports “UKRINFORM”.

“We see it as an opportunity to protect Ukrainian citizens regardless of their ethnicity and nationality,” – said the representative of the U.S. state Department during a briefing at the International press center of Washington.

She added that this decision can help to restore the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. At the same time, the US representative stressed that the mission’s mandate should be extended to the whole territory under the control of Pro-Russian forces.

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“Such forces should have a broad mandate to ensure peace and security throughout the occupied territory of Ukraine up to the border with Russia in order to avoid deepening or legitimization of a split in Ukraine”, – said the speaker of the US state Department.

Recall, September 5, the Russian Federation has sent to the UN Security Council a draft resolution on the deployment of peacekeepers on the demarcation line in the occupied Donbas.

Later in mass media there was information that allegedly Russia proposes to create an armed small arms, the UN mission to protect OSCE observers in Eastern Ukraine for an initial period of six months after the withdrawal of troops and military equipment from the contact line.

In turn, the permanent representative of Ukraine to the United Nations Volodymyr Yelchenko said that made by Russia in the UN draft resolution no relationship to peacemaking in the Donbass does not.

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