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Ukraine Civil War
State Department Briefing for Foreign Media


QUESTION: So last week, you made a statement about the UN peacekeeping mission to Ukraine, and thank you for that. And question is: What will be the position of the United States in the current session of the UN General Assembly? Are you going to discuss it with other members of UN Security Council, and are you ready to support the Ukraine - Ukraine's initiative? Thank you.

MS NAUERT: And Ukraine initiative to do what?

QUESTION: To - about the UN peacekeeping mission in the eastern part.

MS NAUERT: Ah, okay. The Russian proposal for a UN peacekeeping --

QUESTION: And the Ukrainian proposal then.

MS NAUERT: Okay, okay, okay. Got it. So I want to make this clear and I don't want to jump ahead of anything that would happen at the UN General Assembly. We are still working out our meetings at the United Nations. We don't have a full set - we don't have all of our meetings just set. I expect to be able to provide a rundown of the meetings that we have scheduled hopefully tomorrow, and then the White House will issue theirs at some point too.

In terms of peacekeepers and that idea that you bring up, we support the Normandy partners. That has not changed. They have an effort to try to implement the Minsk agreements. That is something that we stand firmly behind. That is indicative in the fact that we brought back Ambassador Kurt Volker to help facilitate that.

The second thing I want to mention: We believe the possibility of a UN peacekeeping force for eastern Ukraine is certainly an idea that is worth exploring. I think that's something that I touched on last week. We consider that a possible means of protecting Ukrainian citizens regardless of their ethnicity, their nationality. We see it potentially as a pathway to restoring Ukrainian sovereignty and also territorial - excuse me - integrity.

However, I want to be clear about this, and that is any such force should have a broad mandate for peace and security throughout the occupied territory of Ukraine up to and including the border with Russia in order to avoid deepening or institutionalizing the divisions inside Ukraine. Other nations, European nations - Germany is one example - agrees with us on this matter. Our goal is simple. We would like to restore Ukraine's territorial integrity and also protect Ukrainians no matter what their religion is, no matter what their ethnicity is, or their language.

And if I may, I also want to mention that we believe it's important to improve the security situation as a first step. We've called repeatedly for Russia to ensure a real and durable ceasefire. We would like them to disengage along the line of contact, withdraw heavy weapons, and allow full, unfettered, and safe access to the international monitors, including the international border.

I might also add that we lost an American, who was one of the OSCE monitors, earlier this year in Ukraine, and we want to express our condolences again to his family and make sure that monitors who can provide full, fair information in the field have the ability to operate in a dangerous environment safely. And we think that that is important. Okay.

Source: https://fpc.state.gov/274078.htm
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  • Diego Cordero
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Re: Ukraine Civil War
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A curiosity?
Van rebuilt as military escort coach
07 Aug 2017

UKRAINE: A military escort coach which Refrigerator Wagon Co produced by rebuilding a refrigerated van is expected to enter service with Ukrainian Railways this month.

The vehicle is intended to be better suited to the military role than the 102 conventional coaches which Ukrainian Railways currently deploys on such trains. It has bunk beds, a kitchen, toilet, shower, washstand and heating for use in winter, as well as facilities for the secure storage of weapons.

The conversion cost 200 000 hryvna, which was funded by Ukrainian Railways at the behest of the government.
Do I understand correctly that Ukraine uses 102 conventional coaches to protect trains on its railway network, to be replaced by rebuilt refrigerated vans? Against bandits?

Source: http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/...view/van-rebuilt-as-military-escort-coach.htm
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Re: Ukraine Civil War
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Found in English what's Breaking News at gazeta.ru right now (https://www.gazeta.ru/army/news/10553108.shtml) which is
Putin agrees peacekeepers may be stationed away from engagement line in Donbass

Source: http://tass.com/politics/965015
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Re: Ukraine Civil War
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item of 'news' off gazetaRU diego,
     'american expert john mccain says 'america is fomenting war in donbass,,'

mccain ehh? american expert?

putin needs to turn over al assad to some  someone's damn  tribunal of justice
for gassing deaths of a hundred people-------->  'If confirmed, the incident reported in the town of Khan Sheikhoun would be the deadliest chemical attack in Syria since sarin gas killed hundreds of civilians in Ghouta near Damascus in August 2013. Western states said the Syrian government was responsible for that attack. Damascus blamed rebels.The head of the health authority in rebel-held Idlib province said more than 50 people had been killed and 300 wounded in the latest incident. The Union of Medical Care Organizations, a coalition of international aid agencies that funds hospitals in Syria, said the death toll was at least 100,,.'<--------I
       Putin is building a base in the kuril islands also,story from THE DIPLOMAT
https://thediplomat.com/2017/03/is-russias-military-deploying-10000-additional-troops-on-kuril-islands/