Ukraine is willing to renounce membership in any military alliance, including the NATOif in exchange it receives written security guarantees from ten countries, the Ukrainian delegation announced on Tuesday in Istanbul after a round of negotiations with Russia.
“We want an international mechanism that works, similar to NATO Article 5”, said the head of the Ukrainian delegation, David Arahamiyain statements to the press.
“We would like the guarantor countries to be those of the United Nations Security Council (United Kingdom, China, Russia, United States and France), as well as Turkey, Germany, Canada, Poland and Israel”, detailed the parliamentarian.
In the event of an attack or aggression against Ukraine, kyiv could demand consultations within three days and, if the matter was not resolved through diplomatic channels, would be entitled to military assistance.including the declaration of a no-fly zone, described arahamiyeh on the agreement proposed by his delegation.
If these guarantees are given, “Ukraine will agree to be neutral, will not have nuclear weapons, nor will it allow foreign military bases on its territory.”added another member of the Ukrainian delegation, Oleksander Chalyi.
On the other hand, The negotiator Mikhailo Podolyak pointed out that this agreement would not cover “the territories temporarily occupied” by Russia of the self-declared People’s Republics of Donetsk and Luhansk, nor the Crimean peninsula, which Russia illegally annexed in 2014.
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In any case, the proposal “does not foresee that Ukraine use force to liberate these territories”, stressed the Ukrainian representative.
The status of these territories must be negotiated with Russia separately for a period of 15 years.
On the other hand, Chalyi stressed that the agreement will not exclude in any case that Ukraine enter the European Union but, on the contrary, the guarantor countries will actively support an accession.
If there is a final agreement, its content must be approved in a referendum by the people of Ukraine, once all Russian troops have left the territory, since an agreement signed under pressure would be invalid, the Ukrainian delegation noted.