Can the UN unite Ukraine? RG: Expert Report on Peacekeeping in Eastern Ukraine

Rasmussen Global commissioned a report by UN expert Richard Gowan to examine the make- up of a peacekeeping mission that could realistically bring about long-lasting peace in the Donbas. The report was published by the Hudson Institute. Key points include: A peace-keeping force will need a robust mandate and include 20,000 personnel; non- NATO European […]

Rasmussen Global commissioned a report by UN expert Richard Gowan to examine the make- up of a peacekeeping mission that could realistically bring about long-lasting peace in the Donbas. The report was published by the Hudson Institute. Key points include:

  • A peace-keeping force will need a robust mandate and include 20,000 personnel; non- NATO European countries like Sweden, Finland or Austria could play important roles.
  • The force would work as an enforcing mechanism to the Minsk Accords. Some political conditions alongside ceasefire would have to be fulfilled before its deployment; while others, notably local elections in the occupied regions, can only be delivered after full deployment.
  • The civilian component of the force will be critical to deal with law and order issues and potential local tensions; a 2,000 to 4,000-strong police and civilian force will be needed to this end, with the EU potentially playing a key role in force generation. A Special Representative should be appointed to lead and coordinate the process.

Read the full report at The Hudson Institute

Or a short take-aways from RG can be viewed here

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