Peacekeeping mission possible only with consent of all parties — Steinmeier

German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier is very cautious on making forecasts of deploying international peacekeeping forces in eastern Ukraine, an Ukrinform correspondent reports from Germany.

"Everything takes time. We need to see if it is possible," the minister said, commenting on Kyiv's request to send a peacekeeping mission to Ukraine.

Steinmeier believes that to make a final decision, first, all the parties to the conflict should reach a unanimity of opinion, and, second, it should be decided what countries could participate in the mission. As a first step, the German minister offered to create the proper conditions for the work of the OSCE mission, whose members needed to monitor compliance with the cease-fire.

At the same time Steinmeier noted that the request of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko "of course, is worthy of careful consideration."


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