Worldwide

Russian Federation and US Analyze UN Deployment in Ukraine

Russian Federation and US Analyze UN Deployment in Ukraineā€

Russia and the US have thoroughly discussed the possibility to deploy a United Nations mission to eastern Ukraine, Russian Presidential Aide Vladislav Surkov said following his meeting with US Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker, held in Belgrade on November 13.

Russian Federation and the United States appear to be a long way from agreeing to send worldwide peacekeepers to eastern Ukraine, after their latest round of talks on how to end a conflict that has split the region and killed 10,000 people since 2014. At the same time, the Russian delegation "accepted" only three of the 29 paragraphs of the proposals submitted by the USA side regarding the Russian draft of the Security Council resolution on peacekeepers in eastern Ukraine, TASS reported. "Our delegation considered three of these to be acceptable", Mr Surkov added.

Neither side revealed details of the talks in Belgrade, which took place just days after the Wall Street Journal reported that Washington was preparing to propose the deployment of 20,000 worldwide peacekeepers to Ukraine.

Ukraine says it is working closely with the USA and other western powers on the possible deployment of peacekeepers to the eastern Donbas region, to help end its rumbling conflict between government forces and Russian-led separatists.

According to the reports, Surkov and Walker agreed that the Minsk Agreement signed by the parties involved in the conflict in eastern Ukraine in September 2014 must be enforced.

A statement released by the United States embassy in Kiev acknowledged the distance that remains between the two sides after the third meeting in as many months between Mr Volker and Mr Surkov. "Both sides agreed to reflect on the discussions today and to think about further ways to address this challenge".

However, the Ukrainian authorities said they were not satisfied with the format of the mission proposed by Russia and demanded that "peacekeeping forces" be deployed on the Ukrainian-Russian border.

"We are not in agreement on this yet", he told reporters in Washington on November 3.

The U.S. envoy said that Washington wants the mission to monitor the entire conflict area and make sure heavy weapons are pulled back.

Belgrade is a neutral venue.

Volker and Surkov earlier held talks on October 7 in Belgrade and on August 21 in the Belarusian capital, Minsk.

Tillerson appointed Volker, a former USA ambassador to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, as the US special representative for Ukraine negotiations in July.

Meanwhile, a top USA diplomat was set to visit Ukraine this week at the end of a 10-day trip to Europe.

A statement said that Mitchell will also meet business and civic leaders to discuss Ukrainian efforts to transform the country into a "prosperous, secure, and democratic European state".



Like this

Latest


14 November 2017
Bournemouth midfielder Lewis Cook excited with England call
Cook became the first English captain since the legendary Bobby Moore in 1966 to lift a major trophy in the summer. I got back from the Under-21s, captaining them and really enjoyed that to then come with the seniors.

14 November 2017
Financial Indicators and Analyst Sentiment for Intel Corporation
Intel Corporation (INTC ) now has 4.68 million shares outstanding, which means that its market capitalization is $217.49B. Garrison Bradford & Associates Inc holds 10.79% of its portfolio in Blackstone Mortgage Trust Inc for 394,796 shares.

14 November 2017
Hormel Foods Corp (HRL) Stake Decreased by Td Asset Management Inc
Investors are a little more bearish on shares of the company recently if you take into consideration the motion in short interest. It dropped, as 45 investors sold COH shares while 199 reduced holdings. 61 funds opened positions while 171 raised stakes.

14 November 2017
Federer back in the groove at Tour Finals
He came into 2017 having missed half of last season due to fitness problems and was without a Grand Slam title since 2012. Federer, the oldest qualifier since 1970, looked aghast as two break points went begging at 3-3, then another two at 4-4.

14 November 2017
Growth Analysis of Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM)
The Folger Nolan Fleming Douglas Capital Management Inc holds 188,747 shares with $15.24M value, down from 243,908 last quarter. Walter & Keenan Financial Consulting Company decreased Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM) stake by 4.25% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing.

14 November 2017
Man fatally shot by Baton Rouge police officer identified by State Police
Officials have not identified the officer involved in the shooting. The identity of the person who was killed has not been released. Kevin Reeves, superintendent of LSP, said.

14 November 2017
Police auto crashes on Eisenhower, 2 carjacking suspects arrested
Beaver Township Police say early Tuesday morning they attempted to pull over a auto with a male driver. The suspects were described as 5-foot-6 to 6-foot-1 and about 150 to 170 pounds.

14 November 2017
FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX) Director Sells 3980 Shares of Stock
It worsened, as 53 investors sold FDX shares while 373 reduced holdings. 112 funds opened positions while 318 raised stakes. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 68,183 shares in the company, valued at $12,064,981.85.

26 September 2017
Explore Fort Tilden State Park: An Abandoned New York City
As you approach the boat graveyard, as its name is, there are about more than 100 extinct vessels that rest in the relative peace. But in the recent years, it had gone from an obscure stretch to a favorite destination among the beachgoers and lovers as well.

13 September 2017
Casino "SL Casino Riga" of Storm International chain to open in Riga
Guests could relax playing the most popular slots, roulette and video poker, as well as enjoy original entertaining show programs. The interiors are made in soft colors and the muffled lighting is done to create an atmosphere of luxury and relaxation.



Recommended