Poland supported the deployment of UN peacekeepers in Donbas

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Poland's president supports the deployment of a UN peacekeeping force in eastern Ukraine throughout the zone of conflict with Russia-backed separatists and along the border with Russia.

Andrzej Duda told a news conference in New York late on May 17, as informed by UN News.

«We are advocating the deployment of a UN peacekeeping mission. First, those forces should be deployed along the internationally recognized border between Ukraine and Russia. I also stressed that if that happened, those forces should deploy across all territory which today is in the hands of separatists», - Andrzej Duda said.

As president of the UN council this month, Poland's UN representative may bring Warsaw's offer up for debate. At the same time, this proposal could face a veto from Russia, which opposes placing deployment of armed UN peacekeepers along its border with Ukraine.

Recall that Russia wants UN peacekeeping mission deploy only to protect the OSCE monitors along the demarcation line between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russia fighters.

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