Kyiv Security Forum

D. Lubkivskyy does not believe in the wonder-working peacekeepers

25 March 2015, 17:37

Sending peacekeepers to Ukraine is a decision extremely difficult for implementation, according to Danylo Lubkivskiy, counselor of PM of Ukraine during the 3rd Youth Kyiv Security Forum organized by Arseniy Yatsenyuk Open Ukraine Foundation. 

“I do not believe in peacekeepers as wonder-workers. The President of Ukraine, obviously, took this decision on the basis of the recommendations of the Ministry for Foreign Affaires. This decision gave an important political initiative to Ukraine, but the implementation of this decision is undoubtedly difficult,” – he said.

The seasoned diplomat pointed out that there was a precedent in the world practice when a military (peacekeeping) operation was launched without the decision of the UN Security Council by a decision of the General Assembly of the UN – in 1930s in Korea.

For your information:

The Youth Kyiv Security Forum is a new initiative of the Arseniy Yatsenyuk Open Ukraine Foundation, which aims at creation of a discussion platform for young experts from different countries on important issues of international relations and foreign policy. The main goal of the Forum is to empower the new generation by increasing their capacity to participate in policy analyses and policy development processes.

The Arseniy Yatsenyuk Open Ukraine Foundation is a non-governmental organization aimed at facilitating the development of public diplomacy and international cooperation with Ukraine.