This paper argues that third-party peacekeeping can play a vital role in mitigating and resolving
the Ukraine-Russian conflict in the Donbas region. Understanding the current situation in the
region as well as the intricacies and implications of a U.N. peacekeeping mission is important
in assessing a solution to the ongoing conflict. This paper will provide an overview of the
Minsk Agreements, signed as a result of prior attempts to halt the conflict, and will discuss
which actors and stakeholders could play a prominent role in implementing a peacekeeping
mission. It will then go over the details of such a peacekeeping force, including necessary U.N.
mandate requirements, troop consistency, and the challenges of deployment on the ground;
and highlight the objectives for reducing hostilities. The paper will conclude by addressing
which goals are thought to be attainable within the short, medium, and long-term.