Putin and Merkel discussed the deployment of UN peacekeepers to Ukraine
Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel held a telephone conversation on September 11, during which they touched upon the issue of the implementation of the Minsk agreements. The press service of the Kremlin reports.
During the conversation, the sides underlined the unacceptability of any violation of the ceasefire regime, undermining the so-called “school truce”. The Russian leader elaborated on the Russian initiative to establish a UN mission to assist in the protection of the OSCE mission. At the same time, the head of state supported the proposal of Merkel that the provision of protection for OSCE observers by the UN can be carried out not only on the contact line but also in other places where the OSCE conducts its inspection trips.
Earlier, Putin said that he supports the idea of sending peacekeepers to the south-east of Ukraine and instructed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to bring the relevant resolution to the Security Council. Later, President Petro Poroshenko offered his option of deployment peacekeepers to Ukraine.