"Ukrainian breakfast was pretty nice in terms of the level of discussion. I and Kurt Volker tried to explain our logic that the problem is not that there should be 18,000, 20,000 or 25,000 peacekeepers. The problem is that Russia must leave the Donbas before the peacekeepers are brought there. I am talking about security as it is: the peacekeepers assume control over the situation after the fire is ceased, but it must be the entire occupied territory," the minister said.
He stressed that only in this case it would be possible to start disarmament and provide comprehensive security and later make preparations for the elections.
However, according to him, the peacekeeping mission deployment will take not 20-30 days, but 6-10 months and will be implemented in several stages.