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Grzegorz Schetyna: decision of UN Security Council is needed to bring peacekeepers in Ukraine

Poland is ready to participate in the peacekeeping mission in the Donbas when the decision of the UN is made.

Grzegorz Schetyna

Polish Foreign Minister Grzegorz Schetyna states that Poland is ready to participate in the peacekeeping mission in eastern Ukraine, but it must be preceded by an actual ceasefire and the relevant decision of the United Nations, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to RMF FM.

"Introduction of the peacekeeping mission in Ukraine requires two things: the first is a complete cease-fire in Ukraine, the second is the UN Security Council's decision to send peacekeepers to Ukraine," Schetyna said.

According to him, Poland wants to take part in peacekeeping operations.

"However, a lot of factors should come together to start talking about national composition of the mission and who will organize it," the minister added.

"We have seen a lot, and a lot has happened in recent months and weeks. It's hard to maintain enthusiasm regarding Minsk II, when European politicians of the highest level tried to reach an agreement, but it ended up only with signatures and handshakes," Schetyna said.

According to him, it's time to talk about the aggravation of sanctions to show European solidarity.

"In response to escalation of military actions by Russia – in Mariupol, Debaltseve or Donetsk – it should be prepared an agenda of the EU, USA, Canada, Australia regarding effective steps," the concluded minister.