Ukraine knows war to end with negotiations, we have Zelenskyy’s peace formula – Ukraine’s Security and Defence Council Secretary

Oleksandr Lytvynenko, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine. Photo:

Oleksandr Lytvynenko, Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine (NSDC), has said that Ukraine has understanding that to end the war the negotiations are required, and President of Ukraine’s peace formula is designed for this purpose.

This was stated in his Address to the 16th Baltic Sea Region Forum: «NATO 2024 and the Arctic, Europe».

“Ukraine is clearly aware that the war will end in negotiations. That is why President Zelenskyy’s Peace Formula has been prepared and is being promoted,” Lytvynenko stated.

He is convinced that the peace formula developed by Zelenskyy will be supported by the participants of the Peace Summit in Switzerland in June 2024. 

“This is a real diplomatic track that has every chance of contributing to a just peace,” stressed the NSDC Secretary.

He emphasized that Ukraine does not need a ceasefire or a truce that would last for a couple of years. The nation needs stable peace for decades “that would enable Ukraine’s development”, and an important step toward achieving such peace is the signing of security agreements implementing last year’s G7 statement.

The secretary of the National Security and Defense Council expressed hope that Ukraine would receive an invitation to the Alliance at this year’s NATO Summit in Washington

“We are aware that membership will not happen tomorrow, but the invitation will cool down lots of hot heads in Russia. It will contribute to de-escalation, rather than being a confrontational step. 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,” Lytvynenko explained.

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