Anton Gerashchenko: It will not be possible to deploy peacekeepers without the UN Security Council’s decision. Unfortunately, Russia’s consent is needed for this
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Russia, which is a member of the UN Security Council, may veto the deployment of peacekeeping contingent to Ukraine, the People’s Deputy of Ukraine Anton Gerashchenko said in the comment to the GORDON .
"There is a problem – the decision must be made by the UN Security Council, and Russia may either veto it or demand that only the Russian army should be the peacekeepers. Nobody has made up any peaceful workaround yet. When Americans decided to restore order in Afghanistan, they did it without the UN sanction; Putin was indignant then and is therefore acting in a unilateral way now, as Americans acted in Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, and Iraq. It will not be possible to deploy peacekeepers without the UN Security Council’s decision. Unfortunately, Russia’s consent is needed for this," Gerashchenko said.
According to him, peacekeepers that were deployed in Yugoslavia and other countries performed multiple functions.
"It would be good to deploy peacekeeping troops in our situation, however, they should not be Russian, but, for example, European or even Asian. For this purpose, the UN Security Council shall decide that involvement of peacekeepers is required in a certain point of the world. They were deployed in Yugoslavia and other countries. Their mission is to monitor the situation, to go between parties, to maintain order, and to perform police functions," Gerashchenko reported.