Envoy welcomes Russian idea for UN troops in eastern Ukraine

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Suggestion by Putin offers more options for resolving conflict in the region, says Kurt Volker

Russia’s apparent backing for the possible deployment of UN peacekeepers in eastern Ukraine gives negotiators more ideas with which to seek a resolution to the separatist conflict, the US envoy to the Ukraine peace talks has said.

The Russian president, Vladimir Putin, last week floated the idea of deploying UN troops to eastern Ukraine in a call with the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, suggesting the UN mission could protect observers from the international monitoring mission undertaken by regional security watchdog OSCE.

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