Canada discusses UN mission to Donbass with Ukraine, USA, Germany

The Government of Canada supports the idea to ​​deploy a UN mission in the territory of Donbass and is negotiating this topic with Ukraine, the United States and Germany, the head of the Canadian Foreign Ministry, Chrystya Freeland, stated on Thursday.

"I personally studied the possibility and prospects of such a mission with the President of Ukraine [Pyutr Poroshenko] and the Prime Minister [Vladimir Groisman], the US Secretary of State [Rex Tillerson], the US Department of State Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker and the UN Secretary General [Antonio Guterres] last week. Over the past few weeks, I [also] spoke [about it] with a number of European governments," Freeland said in her statement.

She added that Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau had also discussed this topic with Poroshenko and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Freeland stressed that Ottawa fully supported Kiev within the issue of the Donbass conflict and shared its position on the Crimea, and worked hard "to ensure that any peacekeeping efforts guarantee the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine."

DONi News Agency