Before the summit of the EU Foreign Ministers in Riga, Johannes Hahn, the European Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement, said that at the point the EU was discussing the issue of strengthening the OSCE monitoring mission in Ukraine. The issue of sending peacekeepers to the Donbas was not discussed, reports Joinfo.ua.
"We are discussing not the peacekeeping mission, but strengthening the OSCE mission. That is the reason for OSCE secretary general's presence at the meeting. EU is providing a lot of additional support, including people and equipment," Johannes Hahn said.
It should be recalled that the UN peacekeepers can appear in Ukraine only in six months.