In a Dec. 3 interview, Macron mentioned the West ought to take into account the right way to deal with “safety guarantees” for Russia if President Vladimir Putin agreed to talks to finish the warfare in Ukraine.
“This subject will likely be a part of the matters for the world, so we have to put together what we’re able to do. How we defend our allies. The way to give guarantees to Russia on the day it returns to the negotiating desk,” Macron mentioned.
The “safety guarantees” that Russia is demanding entail the partial dismantling of NATO by returning to the 1997 borders and giving Moscow a veto over future growth of the alliance.
Russian Overseas Minister Sergei Lavrov, in his speech, referred to those calls for on December 1, consultants remind.
“Russia’s demand for ‘safety guarantees’ is an element of a bigger Russian information operation that portrays NATO as a provocateur for the invasion of Ukraine,” the ISW report says.
Analysts say the “safety guarantees” that Ukraine, NATO and the remainder of Europe will settle for from Russia after an unprovoked and brutal warfare could also be a extra applicable subject of dialog for Western leaders planning talks with Moscow.
Recall that earlier French President Emmanuel Macron mentioned that the longer term safety structure of Europe must embrace separate guarantees for Russia.
We additionally wrote that, in keeping with President Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukraine has ready and supplied its companions a doc on safety guarantees for our nation. Kyiv is able to signal it this 12 months.
Learn pressing and necessary messages about Russia’s warfare in opposition to Ukraine on the channel RBC-Ukraine on Telegram.