MoD: Belarus ready to send peacekeepers to Donbas

Belarus is ready to send military peacekeeping contingent to Donbas, Defense Minister Andrey Raukou said on Wednesday.

At the same time, according to him, sending peacekeeping forces is impossible without the consent of the UN Security Council and the consent of a state which needs help. In this case, it is Ukraine.

“Provided that the conditions above are met, we will be ready to do it,” Raukou promised.

Belarus has a company of peacekeepers, he reminded. 100 soldiers were trained abroad and now they are ready to serve ‘in every region of the world’.

In the recent interview with the Russian newspaper Izvestia, Belarusian Foreign Minister Uladzimir Makey also raised the topic and recalled that president Alyaksandr Lukashenka had come up with the idea of bringing peacekeepers as far back as 2014. According to Makey, the Belarusian leader also proposed to expand the format of the talks and get some other concerned states involved, including the USA.

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