WP: US insists on not including Russians in peacekeeping contingent

The American administration is in favour of ensuring that in the case of the deployment of a UN security mission to the Donbass, Russian citizens are not included in its composition. This is confirmed with reference to US Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker in an article posted on Sunday evening in an electronic version of The Washington Post.

It outlines the theses Volker has publicly put forward relatively recently. First and foremost, from the point of view of Washington, the UN security mission should have freedom of movement throughout the Donbass and control the Ukrainian side of the border with Russia.

However, the material of The Washington Post says that, according to Volker, Russians cannot be involved in this mission. 

"The contingent must have access to the Ukrainian-Russian border and not have any Russian personnel," the newspaper quotes the US Special Representative in an indirect speech.

At that, Volker stressed that he intended to continue negotiations on settlement in the Donbass. He had already had several rounds of meetings with Russian Presidential aide Vladislav Surkov. 

"He [Volker] stated that the peacemaking plan gave a better hope for a return to the "Minsk - 2," the publication says.

DONi News Agency