The refusal of Ukraine and the United States to work on the text of the resolution on the UN mission in the Donbass proposed by Russia reveals the true motives of the Western partners. Such actions eloquently speak about what Pyotr Poroshenko and his American friends really want.
According to the Russian peace initiative, the UN contingent must ensure the safety of OSCE SMM staff, contributing to the disengagement of parties’ units along the contact line. This will allow a real ceasefire on an ongoing basis. At the same time, the Russian draft resolution calls for the implementation of the entire Package of Measures from February 2015, and therefore its political part.
Ukraine, however, is not interested in peace. They are only interested in the power-armed version of the return of the Donbas under its control – a new “Croatian scenario” with the introduction of peacekeepers to the entire territory of the Donbass, controlled by the Republics, and a military solution to the conflict by someone else’s hands. Ukraine has already demonstrated incompetence and demonstratively sabotages the fulfillment of its obligations on the political track.
It is for this reason that they did not offer their comments or amendments, they did not start the discussion, did not provide counterarguments, but simply refused to discuss Putin’s peace initiative, thus advocating the continuation of the shelling and the continuation of the civil war.
Denis Pushilin, the Chairman of the DPR People’s Council,
the permanent plenipotentiary representative of the DPR at negotiations of the Contact Group in Minsk