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Kiev does not reject idea of NATO peacekeeping mission, NATO not ready — Foreign Minister

The authorities support all initiatives, aimed at ending the war in Ukraine, Dmitry Kuleba stressed

WARSAW, March 30. /TASS/. Kiev authorities do not reject the idea of a NATO peacekeeping mission in Ukraine, proposed by Poland, but the alliance is not ready for this, and it is a problem, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba said during a briefing in the Polish Sejm.

"We support all initiatives, aimed at ending the war in Ukraine," he said.

"We do not throw anything away categorically. We believe that all proposals and ideas make sense. There is always a point in discussing various proposals and ideas regarding Ukraine, in order to check how these initiatives could be implemented at the EU and NATO level," Kuleba said.

"We do not reject anything categorically. But we see that NATO is not ready for this step. And it is a problem. The problem is not in us, but in the other side," he concluded.

In mid-March, Polish authorities proposed an initiative to send an armed peacekeeping mission to Ukraine, either within NATO or some other international format. Following the March 23 NATO summit, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stated that NATO will not send troops to Ukraine, because it would lead to a full-scale conflict with Russia.