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Kremlin denies Putin’s consent regarding deployment of peacekeepers

Dmitry Peskov, the spokesman for the Kremlin, states that the agreement on deployment of peacekeepers is not within the competence of the Russian Federation.

Dmitry Peskov

Dmitry Peskov, the press spokesman for the Russian President, denies the allegations that Russia agreed to the presence of peacekeepers in the zone of the Ukrainian conflict, announced in Kyiv, Tyzhden reports.

"We believe that it is absolutely wrong to raise any issues, including about peacekeepers, as long as all the provisions of the Minsk accords are not fulfilled," said Peskov.

However, Putin's spokesman added that "Russia has never oppose the idea of peacekeepers, but neither Russia nor any other party can give its consent on its implementation. First of all, it should be done by the parties interested in the conflict – Kyiv and Donbas."

According to Peskov, "now, it is OSCE, the Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe, who must fulfill its mission."

"There is a document signed by Kyiv and the Donbas and guaranteed by three countries. The items of this contract must be precisely executed," said the spokesman.

As it was reported, the Presidential Administration of Ukraine announced that Vladimir Putin had agreed to the possibility of deploying peacekeeping troops in the Donbas.