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Yatsenyuk asks Ukrainian Parliament to finally let peacekeepers in Ukraine

The Cabinet of Ministers asked the Verkhovna Rada to change the law on the procedure of admission and conditions of stay of armed forces of other states on the territory of Ukraine. It was announced by Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk during a cabinet meeting on Wednesday.

According to Prime Minister, the government proposes that parliament consider the issue and give the opportunity to let foreign units in the territory of Ukraine in case if such units carry out operations to maintain peace and security on the basis of decisions of the UN or the EU, Joinfo.ua reports.

Yatsenyuk noted that President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and Security Council initiated the introduction of peacekeeping forces on the territory of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, temporarily uncontrolled by the Ukrainian authorities.

"We addressed our Western partners and the United Nations and asked to consider the deployment of the peacekeeping contingent. After the last meeting of the President of Ukraine and my meeting with the UN Secretary-General, there has been considered the placement of UN support office on the territory of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions in order to ensure implementation of the Minsk agreement, to remove the Russian occupiers and aggressors from Ukraine as soon as possible, and in order to ensure peace and stability in the country and in Europe," Yatsenyuk said.

It should be recalled that on March 17, people's deputies supported the draft resolution of the President on the address to the UN Security Council and the Council of the European Union to deploy international peacekeeping and security operation in the country. On March 19, Volodymyr Groysman, the head of the parliament, signed this petition.