Olga Denisova. The issue of sending peacekeepers to Eastern Ukraine, in practical terms not discussed today, said Wednesday the Deputy head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Gennady Gatilov.
"The theme of the peacekeepers currently stalled and, in practice, none of our partners, among them West, did not consider it relevant. In practical terms, this Issue is not currently being discussed, " said Gatilov, the Russian correspondents in the United Nations.
the Deputy Minister recalled that the Issue of sending peacekeepers actively raised by the Ukrainian side, and in the UN Secretariat, " but beyond that, this Topic has not received ".
Moscow believes that the monitoring of compliance with the Minsk agreements must be implemented by the OSCE." The OSCE works on the spot, gives a fairly objective assessment, and in our opinion, this is exactly the mechanism that is necessary for monitoring compliance with the Minsk agreements. That is, in the Minsk agreements and so it is registered and no question of the establishment of any peacekeeping forces there is not " - said Gatilov.
He drew attention that " at the present time, ought to focus on execution of the Minsk agreements, there are all necessary mechanisms, and the OSCE."
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of residents of the region. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict were about 6, 5 thousand people.