Ukraine Acknowledges War Will Conclude with Negotiations, Says Top Security Official

Written by Henrik Rothen

May.20 - 2024 4:59 PM CET

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Ukraine is pushing for a stable and lasting peace through President Zelensky's Peace Formula, as the nation acknowledges the war's inevitable end through negotiations, according to the NSDC secretary.

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Ukraine understands that the ongoing conflict will ultimately be resolved through negotiations.

According to Ukrinform, this acknowledgment is the driving force behind President Volodymyr Zelensky's Peace Formula, which is being actively promoted on the international stage.

Oleksandr Lytvynenko, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine, highlighted this during his address at the 16th Baltic Sea Region Forum "NATO 2024 and the Arctic, Europe," reported Ukrinform with reference to the NSDC press service.

"Ukraine Is Clearly Aware"

"Ukraine is clearly aware that the war will end in negotiations. That is why President Zelensky’s Peace Formula has been prepared and is being promoted," Lytvynenko stated, emphasizing the government's straightforward stance.

The Peace Formula, set to be discussed at the upcoming Peace Summit in Switzerland in June 2024, is seen as a critical diplomatic effort toward achieving a just and lasting peace.

Lytvynenko expressed confidence that the Summit would garner support from international participants, potentially paving the way for substantial progress.

A Quest for Stable Peace

Ukraine is seeking more than a temporary ceasefire; the goal is a peace that will endure for decades, fostering national development.

"We need stable peace for decades that would enable Ukraine’s development," Lytvynenko underscored.

An essential step toward this stable peace, according to Lytvynenko, involves signing security agreements aligned with last year's G7 statement. These agreements are expected to solidify international support and security guarantees for Ukraine.

NATO Membership Hopes

Lytvynenko also touched on Ukraine's aspirations to join NATO, expressing hope for an invitation at this year's NATO Summit in Washington.

While acknowledging that immediate membership is unlikely, he argued that an invitation would deter Russian aggression and contribute to de-escalation.

"The experience of the Bucharest Summit in 2008 clearly proved that in relations with Putin, clear certainty stabilizes the situation, while its absence provokes Russia to take aggressive steps," he noted.

The Global Peace Summit will be held in Switzerland on June 15-16, and it may be one of the first steps towards peace.

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