12 steps for peace in Ukraine: among the initiators of the scandalous document was Russia

12 шагов для достижения мира в Украине: среди инициаторов скандального документа была Россия

During the Munich security conference published a document entitled “Twelve steps to strengthen security in Ukraine and across the Euro-Atlantic region.” In the end, he caused a great resonance, and most experts called it a Pro. And no wonder, because one of its initiators is the Russian international Affairs Council.

It is clear that this document is not to everyone, but I think it is wrong to see in this some sinister political designs, as identified in the unit Poroshenko – as the Munich agreement. I want to emphasize that politics is the art of the possible, as Bismarck said, the authors of this document came from the fact that maybe today,

– said Fyodor Lukyanov.

Concerning paragraph in this document about the beginning of a national dialogue about the Ukrainian identity, in particular with Russia, he added that it would be useful for Ukraine.

Ukraine is a very pluralistic societyand that dialogue would be useful. With regard to the participation of other neighboring countries, the issue should be put to the Ukrainian leadership, as it is ready to such dialogue”, – summed up the Russian.

What is known about the document “Twelve steps to strengthen security in Ukraine and across the Euro-Atlantic region”

It was presented in the framework of the Munich conference on February 14. He, in particular, provides the steps that can be done now to address the security, humanitarian, economic and political problems.

What are the 12 steps for peace in Ukraine offers document

  • The restoration of the joint center for control and coordination (OTSKK).
  • Extension the subject of negotiations, “Norman Quartet” with the inclusion of the problem of the cessation of hostilities.
  • The increase in the number of checkpoints in the Donbas.
  • The tracing of missing persons.
  • The mine in the Donbass.
  • The rehabilitation of infrastructure with the participation of the European Union, Western companies and Russia.
  • Create on Donbass free trade zones with special taxation.
  • Phased lifting of sanctions against Russia by the results of the implementation of the Minsk agreements.
  • The elimination of radiation danger in the Donbas.
  • A new dialogue between the Euro-Atlantic structures of mutual security.
  • Support and identify areas of cooperation between the EU and Russia.
  • The launch of a new national dialogue on issues of identity.

Although the official Kyiv to discuss this plan are not attracted to, but participation in the elaboration of the document was adopted by the Ukrainian experts Vasily Filipchuk, Aleksandr Chaly, Alexei Semenov. All they are known for their inclination to cooperate with Russia and Pro-Russian rhetoric. It is also known that the signature by these “12 steps” set by the Chairman of the Munich security conference Wolfgang Ischinger.

It is interesting that originally the plan disappeared from the site the Munich security conference, but after a while appeared again.

As at the Munich peace plan, the official Kiev responded

The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine stated that it did not support the theses, published in the document. Ukrainian diplomats also stressed that these “12 steps” are the private initiative of politicians and experts, not indifferent to questions of international security and the situation regarding security in Ukraine.

During a speech in the framework of the Munich security conference, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky, for its part noted that sulks when the country starts to say “behind us”.

In Munich found a plan to resolve the war in Ukraine. And we? This is a war. Just want to remind you. You can ask us. First of all, it is our vision to deal with this situation,

– he stressed.

At the same time, Zelensky emphasized that for situation settlement in the Donbas there is no other format, except for Norman.

What is known about the Munich security conference?This is one of the main events in the sphere of international security. It combines completely opposite political regimes for the sake of finding joint responses. Enormous role played by the backroom meetings and agreements.

The conference will be held in the Bavarian capital Munich since 1963. It was founded by publisher Ewald-Kleist-schmenzin was the conference and physicist Edward teller. In 2020, the event was already in the 56-th time. It lasted from 14 to 16 February. The main topics of the forum this year was conflict and disarmament, climate change and health. And the main profile of the conference is crisis management. According to the organizers. while there are 27 crises that require discussion.

In 2020, for the first time, the Munich security conference was attended by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky.

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