John Bolton, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations from August 2005 until December 2006, sees Ukraine's initiative on the UN peacekeeping mission in Donbas as a mistake.\r\nHe gave the opinion in comments to 112 Ukraine television channel during the session of the Yalta European Strategy, Ukrainian News Agency reports.\r\n"I do not think there should be peacekeepers in Ukraine. This is a mistaken initiative from the point of view of Ukraine. This means you will increase the engagement of Russia in domestic affairs of Ukraine. Russia is a permanent member of the UN Security Council... If you want to restore the sovereignty over Donbas, the last thing Ukraine should do is allow peacekeepers there," he said.\r\nAccording to him, Ukraine should receive support in kind of lethal weapons from the United States to mitigate the pressure from the side of Russia.\r\nAs Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Vadym Prystaiko says the Russian draft resolution of the United Nations on peacekeepers in Donbas is hindering Ukraine's work of adjusting the final wording of the document with international partners.\r\nPresident of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis consider that deployment of a peacekeeping mission of the United Nations in Donbas would facilitate settlement of the situation there.