He expressed this opinion live on the TV channel 112 Ukraine.
According to Fedichev, Russia has created some kind of “volunteer brigade”, which may be brought to the east of Ukraine to perform peacekeeping mission. “If it will enter Ukraine as a peacekeeping mission – this will mean the end of the Minsk Agreements. We will regard such actions as aggressive,”- he stressed.
This is how Fedichev commented on the statement by the State Duma deputy from the LDPR Roman Khudyakov, who on April 10 suggested considering the possibility of introducing Russian peacekeepers in the Donbass region. In his opinion it is necessary to “monitor the execution of ceasefire and, of course, to cool off Kiev’s ardor.”
“We must protect our people and, most importantly, our borders,” – he said.
On March 16, the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko submitted to the Parliament a draft appeal to the UN Security Council and the Council of Europe which provides for the deployment in Ukraine of the international mission to maintain peace and security.
In late March, the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin said that the discussion by Kiev of the possibility of sending peacekeepers to Donbass will actually negate the agreements reached in Minsk. “Without a direct dialogue between representatives of Kiev, Donetsk and Lugansk no progress in resolving the crisis is impossible,” – emphasized Karasin.
Decision to bring in peacekeepers should be made by the five permanent UN Security Council members, including Russia, which has veto power. If approved, the Security Council should carry out monitoring activities in the region and evaluate the situation in the Donbass. The whole procedure can take up to several months.