South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, following the visit of an African delegation to Kyiv, revealed the details of the peace plan for Ukraine, RBC-Ukraine reports.
It consists of 10 points:
– Achieving peace through diplomacy;
– peace negotiations should begin as soon as possible;
– de-escalation of the conflict by the parties to the conflict;
– ensuring the sovereignty of countries and peoples in accordance with the UN Charter;
– security guarantees for all countries;
– ensuring the movement of grain and fertilizers from the Russian Federation and Ukraine;
– humanitarian support for victims of hostilities;
– settlement of the issue of the exchange of prisoners of war and the return of children;
– post-war restoration of the destroyed infrastructure;
— strengthening of interaction with African countries.
In addition, it is reported that on June 17, Russian President Vladimir Putin will receive the leaders of some African states, they are arriving in St. Petersburg to discuss the possibility of resolving the conflict in Ukraine.
The African delegation that visited Ukraine included the President of the Comoros Azali Assoumani, the head of South Africa Ramaphosa, the leader of Senegal Maki Sal, the President of Zambia Hakainde Hichilema, the Prime Minister of Egypt Mustafa Madbouli and the special representatives of the heads of the Congo Florent Nsiba and Uganda Ruhakana Rugunda. “All conflict must end.” Zelensky brought peace plan from Africa In Kyiv, the meeting of the African delegation with Vladimir Zelensky ended. Leading the mission… 17 June 08:09
Prior to the release of the African plan, Reuters reported that it could include agreements on the withdrawal of Russian troops, the suspension of the International Criminal Court (ICC) warrant for the arrest of Putin, the withdrawal of Russian tactical nuclear weapons from Belarus and the easing of anti-Russian sanctions. After that, the agency noted, negotiations should begin between the Russian Federation and the West on the cessation of hostilities. At the same time, Reuters wrote about ensuring the movement of grain and fertilizers.
African delegation in Kyiv
Representatives of African countries arrived in Kyiv on the morning of June 16 by train from Warsaw. During their visit, an air alert was announced in the Ukrainian capital. Representatives of the delegation said they did not hear any explosions or sirens, although there were reports of rocket strikes in local publics.
A day earlier, members of the delegation – members of the security service of the President of South Africa, other security officials and media representatives – were not allowed to leave the plane in Warsaw. The Polish authorities explained this by the fact that initially undeclared persons and an undeclared cargo of weapons were on board the African plane. The African side called the incident a manifestation of racism and a sabotage of the security of Ramaphosa. Later it became known that the plane with security forces from South Africa was not allowed to go not only to Kyiv, but also to St. Petersburg.
Following the meeting in Kyiv between Zelensky and the leaders of African countries, Ramaphosa called for an early end to the conflict, and Zelensky, in turn, replied that negotiations with Moscow are now useless.
“This is their decision, and it is not clear how logical it is. But they are leaders of free states, so this is their choice,” Zelensky said.
Also, the Ukrainian president said that a ceasefire would only lead to a freezing of the conflict.
At the same time, he stressed Kyiv’s interest in attracting African countries to the Ukrainian “peace formula”. Zelensky put forward his proposals for a peace treaty on November 15 “Zelensky’s formula” The President of Ukraine presented his version of the conflict settlement at the G20 summit on November 15 and named 10 conditions necessary to achieve peace: to achieve peace: — Radiation and nuclear security. – Food security. – Energy security. – Release of all prisoners and deportees. — Implementation of the UN Charter and restoration of territorial integrity and world order. – Withdrawal of Russian troops and cessation of hostilities. – The return of justice. — Counteracting ecocide. – Prevention of escalation. – Fixing the end.
“There is some kind of rent there”
On June 14, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, in an interview with Russia 1 TV channel, said that Moscow and Kiev wanted to agree on the lease of Crimea in March 2022 during negotiations in Istanbul.
“Putin is handing me a document that was initialed (preliminarily signed by Gazeta) by delegations. Normal, even in the Crimea – there is some kind of long-term lease, in the Donbass, in the east … A normal contract. If it were now – but now it is already impossible. Now it is already the territory of Russia according to the Constitution. And there was a normal project, and they already agreed that the Foreign Ministries would initial and then the heads of state should decide, sign and so on. It was a good process, but they abandoned it,” Lukashenka said.
Putin also spoke about the preliminary signing of the treaty on June 13. According to him, the parties “initialized this document, argued for a long, long time, butted heads there and so on, but the document is so thick, and it was initialed: on our side by [Vladimir] Medinsky, on their side by their head of the negotiating group, according to – to my mind, this is Mr. [David] Arakhamia”.
On June 14, the press secretary of the Russian president, Dmitry Peskov, stated that Crimea is an integral part of Russia and no agreements on the “lease” of the peninsula with Ukraine were discussed.