#Commentary of Vladislav Berdichevsky on Ukraine and United States’ reaction to proposal of Russian Federation to deploy UN contingent to Donbass
The situation associated with the introduction of the UN contingent, with a high degree of probability, can reach a deadlock. The response of Kiev and Washington to the initiative of the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, showed their true intentions. Moreover, the scenario proposed by Russia has spoiled the United States and Ukraine’s game, since the provision of the Blue Helmets with a mandate to protect the OSCE SMM was not part of their plans.
According Kiev authorities’ representatives, Ukraine’s draft resolution gives the UN contingent broad powers to establish control at the border of the Donbass People’s Republics and Russia; disarmament of units of the DPR and LPR Armed Forces; the use of weapons not only for self-defense. Poroshenko does not conceal his goal at all: by the hands of the UN representatives to eliminate armed resistance in the territory of the People’s Republics and organize a mass genocide of the Donbass population.
In the current situation, with a high degree of probability, both draft resolutions will be mutually blocked by both Russia and the United States in the UN Security Council. In this case, it will be interesting to observe the reaction of Germany and France – the guarantors of the Minsk agreements’ implementation, who initially positively spoke about Vladimir Putin’s proposal.
Taking into account that all the previous meetings of the Contact Group in Minsk have practically zero result, one can say with a high degree of confidence that the Ukrainian party will continue sabotaging all attempts of a peaceful settlement of the conflict, since, in fact, if the war is over, it won’t be possible to lump a huge number of problems on Russia’s ‘aggression’.
Vladislav Berdichevsky, the DPR People’s Council deputy