The initiative of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin to introduce a peacekeeping force messes all things up for Ukraine. It was declared by the Chairman of the DPR People’s Council Denis Pushilin in the “Without Ties” TV programme on “Oplot TV” television channel.
ʺThe Russian side in the Contact Group said that the introduction of the United Nations peacekeeping force should be preceded by a political settlement – the “Steinmeier formula” should be implemented. And Vladimir Putin, in order to end the conflict through political instruments, suggested: if you want peacekeepers, then the separation of forces and means should be carried out as well as the political items of agreements — and only then we send peacekeepers. And you saw what howl Ukraine raised and it was not just because it upset their plans.
What was it supposed to look like? Petr Poroshenko, like an unfortunate victim, loudly proclaimed that Donbass needed the peacekeepers. He is supported by the United States, but it is natural that the peacekeepers should have been all over the territory of the DPR and LPR in that resolution. But Russia, mindful of Yugoslavia, could not go for it. And the world media would make a picture a la “Putin is against peace and peacemakers, Putin is for war! But now the situation is different,ʺ Denis Pushilin said.