Putin supported the idea of deploying an international force to protect Ukraine moni

Vastavam web: Russian President Vladimir Putin today supported the idea of deploying an international force to eastern Ukraine to help protect monitors observing the conflict.”I consider the presence of peacekeepers one could call them not peacekeepers, but people who ensure the safety of the OSCE mission — to be completely appropriate,” Putin told a press conference following a BRICS summit in China.He insisted that any force should only “assure the security” of the unarmed mission from the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
The Kremlin leader ordered his foreign ministry to prepare a UN Security Council resolution on deploying the force.Some 600 international OSCE observers are on the ground in eastern Ukraine, but their presence has failed to stop fighting in a conflict that has killed 10,000 people since 2014.Despite overwhelming evidence of its involvement, Moscow continues to deny the allegations by Kiev and the West.A European-brokered peace plan that was put forward in 2015 has hit a wall, with Moscow and Kiev accusing each other of failing to fulfil their obligations.