"The Government offers that Parliament to give an
opportunity for foreign armed forces to get to the territory of Ukraine in case
such foreign units carry out peacekeeping and security operations basing on
decisions of the UN or the European Union," stressed Prime Minister of
Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk at a Government meeting on Wednesday, May 20.
The Head of Government appealed to the Ukrainian Parliament
to amend the law “On the procedures of admission and conditions of stay of foreign
military units in the territory of Ukraine”.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk added the Cabinet of Ministers, said would
appeal to the President of Ukraine with a request to define the bill as urgent.
He reminded that the President of Ukraine and the National Security
and Defense Council of Ukraine initiated the
introduction of peacekeeping forces on the territories of Donetsk and Luhansk
regions, which are temporarily uncontrolled by the Ukrainian authorities.
"To ensure implementation of the Minsk accords and
resumption of full control by the Ukrainian Government over the separate
territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, as well as to restore full control
over the state border of Ukraine between Ukraine and the Russian Federation, we
have turned to our western partners and the United Nations to consider an issue
of deployment of such peacekeeping contingent," he said.
After the recent meetings of the President of Ukraine and Head
of Government of Ukraine with the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Arseniy
Yatsenyuk stressed “there is considered an issue to place the UN support office
on the territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, to ensure the implementation
of the Minsk agreements and as fast as possible to withdraw Russian invaders
and aggressors from the territory of Ukraine and to ensure peace and stability
in Ukraine and in Europe."