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Israel ‘would not oppose’ Russian peacekeepers in Golan Heights

Posted by seumasach on June 10, 2013


10th June, 2013

Israel would accept “any force” that would take an “active part” in maintaining peace in the Syrian-Israeli border region of the Golan Heights, deputy head of the Israeli Interior Ministry Faina Kirshenbaum said. Israel “would not oppose” the sending of the Russian peacekeepers as well, Kirshenbaum added in a radio interview with Echo Moskvy, referring to an earlier suggestions by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Moscow has proposed replacing Austria’s UNDOF contingent, which withdrew from the Golan Heights, with about 300 Russian peacekeepers. However, the mandate of the UN mission does not formally allow Russia to participate.


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