Ukraine in appeal for international peacekeeping force
The office of the Ukrainian president has written an appeal to the UN and EU for international peacekeepers. At the same time, President Poroshenko unveiled his plans to increase the size of the military.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed an appeal on Monday addressed to the United Nations and the European Union, opening the way to a formal request for international peacekeepers to be stationed in eastern regions where government troops are battling pro-Russian rebels.
The president’s office did not give any specific details on the composition of the mission or a schedule for it, but Russia was strongly against such an idea. Russian Foreign Minister criticized Kyiv’s plan while attending a United Nations event in Geneva, and called for the continuing implementation of the Minsk peace accord, which appeared to slowly taking effect.
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Source News: DW