The complete separation of forces and means along the entire line of contact in Donbass may not take place in the foreseeable future because of the position of Kiev. This view was shared by the Chairman of the DPR People’s Council, the permanent plenipotentiary representative of the DPR in the Contact group at negotiations in Minsk Denis Pushilin in an interview with the correspondent of RIA Novosti.
The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin stated earlier that he supported the idea of sending peacekeepers to Ukraine. In the president’s view, the matter should be resolved after the separation of forces of the parties, the withdrawal of heavy weaponry and the establishment of direct contact with the representatives of the DPR and LPR. Putin stated that he would instruct the Ministry for Foreign Affairs to make a resolution to the United Nations Security Council to ensure the security of the OSCE mission in Ukraine, if these conditions were met.
ʺThe blatant sabotage of Ukraine hampers to implement separation of forces and means. There is no separation at the third pilot area, and it is not possible to discuss the following areas of separation, not to mention the whole line of contact. If it all goes at the same rate, I do not see that it will be possible to do so in any foreseeable future,ʺ Denis Pushilin said.