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UN says it has not received any Ukraine peacekeeping request

UN says it has not received any Ukraine peacekeeping request for turbulent eastern region

UN says it has not received any Ukraine peacekeeping request

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. political chief says Ukraine still hasn't submitted a formal request for a U.N. peacekeeping force to be stationed in eastern regions where government forces are battling Russian-backed separatists.

Jeffrey Feltman briefed the U.N. Security Council on the crisis Friday and noted Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko's recent statements about a possible request.

Feltman says eastern Ukraine "still appears to be in limbo" as a cease-fire deal reached last month takes effect. The U.N. says more than 6,000 people have died since April

Ukraine's president signed a decree Monday opening the way to a formal request for international peacekeepers and said it would be addressed to the United Nations and the European Union. Russia is against the idea.


Updated : 2021-09-19 07:43 GMT+08:00