Putin’s peacekeepers: Beware of Russians bearing gifts / Is peace in Donbas possible?

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Series Details 11.09.17
Publication Date 11/09/2017
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On 5 September 2017 Russian President Vladimir Putin surprised the international community by announcing that Russia wanted a UN peacekeeping force for eastern Ukraine. The Ukrainian government had long demanded a peacekeeping force, but Russia had always rejected it out of hand.

The author of this commentary wrote that the West should engage with Russia's peacekeeping proposal - but sceptically and with clear conditions.

Sputnik International wrote on the 16 September 2017 that Russia would soon put forth a UN Security Council Resolution recommending that foreign forces provide protection for the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission in Donbass, essentially heralding the possible future introduction of peacekeepers into this war zone and earning significant praise from Germany.

Source Link http://www.ecfr.eu/article/commentary_putins_peacekeepers_beware_of_russians_bearing_gifts
Related Links
ESO: Background information: Can Macron Reload the Minsk Process? (Carnegie Europe: Strategic Europe, July 2017, et al) http://www.europeansources.info/record/can-macron-reload-the-minsk-process/
Reuters, 14.09.17: Ukraine gives cautious welcome to Putin's peacekeepers offer http://www.reuters.com/article/us-ukraine-crisis-germany/ukraine-gives-cautious-welcome-to-putins-peacekeepers-offer-idUSKCN1BP1YM?il=0
Atlantic Council, 12.09.17: Blog: Russia’s Peacekeeping Proposal in Ukraine Is a Sham http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/ukrainealert/russia-s-peacekeeping-proposal-in-ukraine-is-a-sham
Sputnik International, 16.09.17: Donbass: Has the Time for Peacekeepers Arrived? https://sputniknews.com/radio_trendstorm/201709161057429662-donbass-has-the-time-for-peacekeepers-arrived/
Chatham House: Expert Comment, 16.10.17: Donbas Peacekeepers Proposal a Classic Putin Gambit https://www.chathamhouse.org/expert/comment/donbas-peacekeepers-proposal-classic-putin-gambit
ECFR: Commentary, 12.10.17: Is peace in Donbas possible? http://www.ecfr.eu/article/commentary_is_peace_in_donbas_possible
The Brookings Institution, 13.09.17: Order from chaos. Test Putin’s proposal for U.N. peacekeepers https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2017/09/13/test-putins-proposal-for-u-n-peacekeepers/

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