On February 11, MEPs adopted a resolution on Ukraine, in which, among other things, attention was paid to the conflict in Donbass.
The parliamentarians call on the European Union to more actively engage in the issues of the armed conflict and begin work on obtaining a mandate to introduce a UN peacekeeping mission into the region.
The document says that the European Commission and the EU’s Foreign Service should step up efforts for a peaceful settlement of the conflict and strengthen “confidence-building measures”. In addition, we are talking about the need to assist the European Union in holding elections in the Donbass, as well as in providing access to the region for representatives of international humanitarian organizations.
The intention of the European parliamentarians to achieve the introduction of UN peacekeeping forces in Donbass was commented on by the Russian political scientist, director of the Center for Current Politics Alexey Chesnakov.
“I wonder how the procedure with the UN peacekeepers will be legally formalized.
So far, this statement looks more like an empty political declaration. Pleasant to the Ukrainian side, but nothing more, ”said Chesnakov.
The expert also emphasized that “the UN has no simple mechanisms for peacekeeping in this conflict,” just as the European Parliament does not have binding mechanisms.
In addition, the resolution also included a discussion of the role of Russia, which is represented as a participant in the armed conflict.
According to Deutsche Welle, the European Parliament condemned “Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the de facto occupation of certain regions of Donbass, and also called on Russia to withdraw its troops from Ukraine.”
In addition, the European deputies stressed that “sanctions against Russia should remain in force until the Minsk agreements are fully implemented, and the territorial integrity of Ukraine is restored within its internationally recognized borders.”
The resolution also states that the EU needs to be ready to tighten sanctions if necessary.
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Source: Русская весна by rusvesna.su.
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