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    Poroshenko: Russia Agreed to Deploy OSCE Armed Mission in Donbass

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    Poroshenko said that the leaders of the Normandy Four agreed during the Berlin summit on Wednesday on the necessity to deploy an armed mission of OSCE to ensure security in Donbass.

    KIEV (Sputnik) — The leaders of the Normandy Four agreed during the Berlin summit on Wednesday on the necessity to deploy an armed mission of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) to ensure security in Donbass, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said.

    "We will make an attempt now to deploy an armed OSCE mission, which we call a police mission, which will ensure security during elections, as well as during the transitional period. I can stress that the Russian side also supported the necessity to deploy the armed police mission of OSCE," Poroshenko said at a briefing following the Normandy Four meeting.

    "We have been supported and we are waiting for our German colleagues, who are now chairing the OSCE, to make steps to raise this issue at the OSCE," Poroshenko told reporters.

    Poroshenko also said that the foreign ministers of the Normandy Four countries should approve the framework of the road map on settling the Ukrainian crisis by the end of November.

    "By the end of November the foreign ministers during a meeting will approve the framework of the 'road map' and determine main points that the 'road map' should cover," Poroshenko said during press conference.

    "We don't have a document, it [the road map] is not signed, we've agreed, all four participants of the Normandy format, that it is important to concentrate now on developing a full-fledged road map which will include a section on security, and we discussed what should be included in it, a political section and a humanitarian section… No documents were signed today and we did not plan on it," Poroshenko said.

    The leaders of Russia, France, Germany and Ukraine agreed that the Normandy Four countries' foreign ministers should meet within a month to prepare a new Normandy format summit, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko also said.

    "We've agreed that within a month the ministers will meet once more to sum up the results and prepare our new meeting," Poroshenko said at a press conference in Berlin after the Normandy Four meeting on the Donbass crisis settlement.


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    • avatar
      Big, big mistake.

      OSCE are all NATO spies. Ask Serbs from Bosnia and Kosovo about role of OSCE.
    • avatar
      I cannot see Putin signing up to that. It means mercenaries in OSCE uniforms and letting their NAZI buddies take control.
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      anne00mariein reply towalter(Show commentHide comment)
      walter, It comes from Porkie and he whenever his lips move you know he lies.

      Putin was going to give the meeting a miss, owing to Hollande having a hissy fit over Syria. Then Motorola was assassinated. No doubt, in his honour and memory, Putin went to the meeting. However, can you see him agreeing to that, knowing full well what that would involve?

      The Merkel/Hollande link I cannot understand. The Putin link is not running.

      Also, the photo, where Putin is smirking, whilst the other looked thoroughly cheesed off, does not say that Russia is rolling over and giving them all what they want. Why would they?

      Hopefully I am not wrong.
    • Korz53
      OSCE Armed? O brother!
    • Jupiterin reply towalter(Show commentHide comment)
      walter, Russian experts are also members of OSCE and there will be present from all side.
    • Jupiter
      This is the chance for trying the peaceful solution, But it has been tested many time. Poroshenko is happy now, but after sometime you will see again he will blame Russia, Why? Because his supporter do not want peace there, they created this problem to pressure Russia.
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      Andrew J
      Total BS from porky. He cant tell the truth.
    • JoyInStruggle
      So Putin has suddenly decided to trust the people who destroyed Yugoslavia, destroyed Syria, destroyed Libya, destroyed Iraq, and destroyed Ukraine? Hey, I wonder what country they want to destroy next?
    • Gregoire Trez
      If porky says it it must be a lie. Anything he says is a lie.
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