Solovetsky Islands: Russia's UNESCO treasure in the White SeaSociety & Culture August 16, 18:02
German foreign minister warns New START and INF Treaties termination will affect EuropeWorld August 16, 17:37
Russian female weightlifter Vorobyova slapped with 8-year ban over doping abuseSport August 16, 17:36
George R. R. Martin believes killing off book characters makes readers truly careSociety & Culture August 16, 16:55
Western chemical weapons in Syria indicate true attitude to international law — diplomatRussian Politics & Diplomacy August 16, 16:54
Syrian diplomat stresses Khan Shaykhun incident staged by militantsWorld August 16, 15:46
EU, Russia and Turkey among Ukraine’s biggest trade export partnersBusiness & Economy August 16, 15:42
Russia-US cooperation in space must be pragmatic and without sanctions — senior officialScience & Space August 16, 15:20
George Martin admits he is afraid of Game of Thrones spoilersSociety & Culture August 16, 15:09
MOSCOW, August 12. /TASS/. Envoy of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) to the Minsk talks Denis Pushilin on Wednesday said that provocations against representatives of the Special Monitoring Mission of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Ukraine were designed to again raise the issue of the need to deploy peacekeepers to Donbas.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshneko earlier said in an interview with three European newspapers that "the OSCE mission is vitally important for us, but this is not enough," calling for the deployment of peacekeepers to the Donbas region.
"Now we see provocations against the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission - from arson attacks on vehicles to shelling the observers. And this has been confirmed today by the statements of [Ukrainian President] Petro Poroshenko, where he again suggests deploying peacekeepers [to the region]," Pushilin said.
"We do remember, however, the third point of the Package of Measures, which puts it bluntly that control and verification are laid upon the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission. That is, we see the links in the chain - first there are arson attacks and artillery bombardments, bullying, in actual fact, and then an alternative is offered," he noted.