#Commentary of Denis Pushilin on outcome of Volker and Surkov’s meeting
The position of the Russian Federation, as the position of the Republics, on the introduction of the United Nations forces in Donbass remains unchanged and this position is reflected in the resolution of Russia.
With regard to the large number of paragraphs voiced by the American representative, I think that most of them were inappropriate precisely because they repeated the wishes of Ukraine regarding peacekeepers, who, in fact, would achieve Ukraine’s goal to seize Donbass by proxy.
I bet the meeting rate will not decline. We continue to rely on the Russia – United States format to assist the Minsk process. However, we would like to remind you once again that, without a political basis, addressing only security issues, it will not be possible to resolve the conflict with or without the United Nations forces.
Denis Pushilin, the permanent plenipotentiary representative of the DPR in the Contact group at negotiations in Minsk