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Poroshenko says peacekeepers unnecessary in Ukraine’s south-east

September 25, 2014, 20:20 UTC+3 KIEV
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KIEV, September 25. /ITAR-TASS/. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko spoke on Thursday against the deployment of peacekeepers in his country’s embattled south-eastern regions, saying that representatives from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) were already monitoring the recently reinforced ceasefire agreements.

“The idea of peacekeeping contingents, similar to those in (Moldova’s self-proclaimed) Transdniestria, is bad,” Poroshenko said, addressing a news conference. “There are 500 OSCE observers today in Ukraine. Tomorrow we expect first drones. OSCE will be controlling the ceasefire.”

Poroshenko also said that the next two weeks “will be determining for the implementation of the peace process”, adding that his country would “do everything to implement Minsk agreements.”

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