MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has repeatedly said that the international peacekeepers could be deployed in the country's crisis-torn regions to solve the conflict.
"In order to adopt a law on the special status of Donbass and the amnesty provided by the Minsk agreements, which is expected from Kiev, a UN peacekeeping operation is not needed. The Ukrainian side’s discourse concerning it is a diversion," Churkin told the Izvestia newspaper, when asked about the possible introduction of a UN mission in Donbass.
According to the Russian UN envoy, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) already plays a leading role in Donbass conflict settlement. An OSCE special monitoring mission is present in eastern Ukraine, Churkin reminded.