Urging India to take up greater global security role, Ukraine has asked for Indian peacekeepers to help contain the conflict with Russia in the eastern part of the country.
In an exclusive interview to The Hindu, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said he expects India to “definitely” play a role in the peacekeeping mission which will soon come up for discussion at the UN Security Council (UNSC).
“The Indian peacekeepers have proved their role, resilience, tenacity and commitment to peace and therefore why not have them in Donbas in Eastern Ukraine as it could be one of the options in the future,” said Mr. Klimkin.
Mr. Klimkin, who is on a three-day visit to India, held extensive discussions with his counterpart, Sushma Swaraj, on Saturday for the upcoming inter-governmental commission dialogue between two sides.
He briefed Ms. Swaraj on the situation in eastern Ukraine, which has left a part of its eastern province, Donbas, …