Zelensky announces plans for security guarantees summit
Ukraine's President announces a summit for countries ready to discuss security guarantees
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced a summit of countries ready to discuss security guarantees for Ukraine, in a bid to end the war in the country.
“Such a meeting will certainly happen because it was confirmed by the representatives of future guarantors,” Zelensky told Turkish Haberturk TV.
The Ukrainian president named a number of countries that are "ready to meet and discuss a list of security guarantees" for Kiev, including the US, Britain, Turkey, Poland, Germany, France and "Israel."
After the security guarantors form a clear position on the issue, communication will begin with Russia.
Zelensky had previously said that Ukraine could officially become a non-aligned state and demilitarize in exchange for security guarantees.
Before the war in Ukraine began, Russia had constantly warned of Ukraine and NATO of the former joining the alliance, said it was a threat to its national security and asked the West for security guarantees, which they did not provide.
Moscow attacked Ukraine in late February following provocations by the latter and Russia's recognition of the Donetsk and Lugansk Republics.