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Friday, February 20, 2015

Ukraine calls for UN peacekeepers

UN peacekeeper logoPetro Poroshenko, Ukraine’s president, has called for UN and EU peacekeepers to monitor a ceasefire in east Ukraine, a proposal rejected swiftly by Russian-backed rebels as a breach of the latest agreement.

At an emergency meeting late on Wednesday, Ukraine’s national security and defence council approved Mr Poroshenko’s request, a clear sign of Ukraine’s concerns after pro-Russian rebels seized an important town after the ceasefire took effect on Sunday.

“The best format for us is a police mission of the EU,” Mr Poroshenko, said according to a statement on his website. “It will be the most efficient guarantor of security in the situation when the word of peace is not observed either by Russia or by those who are supported by it.”

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