BELGRADE, November 14. /TASS/. The Russian presidential aide Vladislav Surkov called the proposals part of the United States to the draft resolution of the Russian Federation on the UN mission in the Donbas is acceptable.
“Discussed the Russian initiative for the deployment of UN forces in Ukraine. American friends gave their suggestions to our draft security Council resolution – twenty-nine paragraphs. Three of them, our delegation considered it acceptable. A bit, of course. But still, three is not zero. Better than zero,” – said Surkov held 13 November, the meeting in Belgrade with the special representative of the United States Ukraine with Kurt Volker.
According to the assistant to the President of the Russian Federation, “the parties decided to continue work on rapprochement of positions”.
“Representatives of Russia and the USA in solidarity in the main, the Minsk agreement must be implemented. It is necessary to accelerate the political commitments of Kiev while strengthening security in the conflict zone,” – said Surkov.
This meeting of representatives of the Russian Federation and the United States was the third this year. Previous talks Surkov and Volker was held on October 7 in Belgrade, and on August 21 in Minsk.
5 Sep mission to the UN on behalf of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin sent to the Secretary General and the President of the security Council international organizations on the draft resolution on placement on the line of contact in Donbass the UN mission to ensure the safety of members of Special monitoring mission of the OSCE.
Putin stressed that the deployment of UN peacekeepers is only possible after the removal of weapons and with the consent of the proclaimed Lugansk and Donetsk national republics. Immediately after that, Kiev said that the format of the mission in the Donbass, proposed by the President of the Russian Federation, not satisfied with the Ukraine, which insists on placing “peacekeeping force” on the Russian-Ukrainian border.