President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy says he is cautious about deploying a peacekeeping mission in Donbas, but he would like peacekeepers to help on the Ukrainian-Russian state border.
“I am very cautious about this topic - peacekeepers in Donbas. I know that the former authorities were discussing how to deploy a peacekeeping mission. Why am I cautious? I do not want Donbas to have an Abkhazian or Transnistrian scenario when peacekeepers will be on the delimitation line and will not go anywhere, because they simply cannot be taken away,” the Head of State said answering questions during the panel discussion at the 16th annual YES meeting in Kyiv.
The President of Ukraine noted that those were the reasons for the issue of peacekeepers in Donbas not to be raised either by him or by the head of the Ukrainian delegation in the Trilateral Contact Group in Minsk, the second President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma.
“But I would be pleased if the peacekeepers were on the border of Ukraine and Russia. We invite them there and would appreciate help there. We see a peacekeeping mission there,” the Head of State noted.