Ukrainian President Asks U.N. Peacekeepers to Intervene in Cease-fire

February 19, 2015 7:06 AM

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Ukrainian President Asks U.N. Peacekeepers to Intervene in Cease-fire

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called for the U.N. to intervene in his country’s escalating internal crisis on Wednesday, asking for peacekeeping forces to be deployed to enforce a cease-fire he claims is being violated by pro-Russian rebels.

Poroshenko said the peacekeepers would help maintain security “in a situation where the promise of peace is not being kept,” the BBC reports.

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