Ukraine presents 10 conditions for peace talks, including ‘Russian withdrawal and nuclear security guarantee’

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky [자료사진]

As the war between Russia and Ukraine continues to drag on and calls for a ceasefire emerge, reports in the local media have suggested that Ukraine is offering tough conditions for an end to the war.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky presented 10 terms of peace talks in a video speech at the G20 summit on the 15th, and reaffirmed the same conditions in a speech at a meeting of a French-speaking international organization on the 20th.

The conditions for the end of the war, which President Zelensky stated, are nuclear security, food security, energy security, release of prisoners of war, implementation of the UN Charter, withdrawal of Russian troops and cessation of hostilities, restoration of justice, dealing with environmental destruction, preventing the escalation of tension, and consolidating the end of the war.

Among these, the withdrawal of Russian troops and the release of prisoners of war appear to be the first demands, and Ukraine has demanded that the border between the two countries be restored in 1991, when they became independent from the former Union soviet

In order to comply with the end-of-war agreement, Russia must return not only the Crimean peninsula, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014, but also four regions, including Donbass and Zaporizhia, which it recently occupied by invasion the Ukraine. in February.

President Zelensky also called for a full-scale prisoner exchange to free thousands of Ukrainian soldiers and civilians held captive by Russia.

However, it seems that these conditions are difficult for Russia to agree to easily at the moment, so it is very likely that labor pains will continue over a compromise.

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