18 Sep 2017 09:29

Klintsevich: we are ready to compromise on Donbas peacekeepers, yet they must be deployed on contact line

MOSCOW. Sept 18 (Interfax) - Russia is ready to compromise on a draft resolution of the UN Security Council regarding the peacekeeping mission in Donbas, Franz Klintsevich, First Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council's Defense and Security Committee, told Interfax on Monday.

"Of course, we are ready to compromise on the deployment of the 'Blue Helmets'; the president has said so. Yet we insist that the 'Blue Helmets' be stationed on the contact line, rather than control the border between Russia and the unrecognized republics," Klintsevich said.

Ukraine and the United States have not been honest; they "do not seek peace, just demagogy and attempts to camouflage unseemly things with decent deeds," he said.

"Those objectives and means of their achievement contravene common sense, moral norms, and human decency. They are leading to confrontation. We cannot agree to that," Klintsevich said.

There is a way out: "the peacekeepers should be stationed on the contact line, security should be provided, and a chance should be given to transport them [the monitors] all over the territory," he said.