14 Feb 2018 18:45

Belarus stands ready to post peacekeepers in Donbas with UN Security Council's, Ukraine's consent - defense minister

MINSK. Feb 14 (Interfax) - Belarus may dispatch its peacekeepers to Donbas given certain conditions, particularly if the UN Security Council and Ukraine give their consent to this, Belarusian Defense Minister Andrei Ravkov said at a press conference in Minsk on Wednesday.

"A number of conditions have to be observed. Namely, a UN Security Council decision and consent of the country where peacekeepers are to be dispatched and of the country dispatching peacekeepers," Ravkov said.

If these conditions are observed, "we are ready to perform our duties," he said.

The Belarusian Armed Forces include a peacekeeping company of 100 people, among them 50 permanent and 50 non-permanent personnel, Ravkov said. "This unit stands ready to perform its duties at any spot in the world," he said.