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“Russia will not run after anyone with a peace proposal,” Said Lavrov

Lavrov: Russian ambassadors will explain in detail the new proposal for peace in Ukraine

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov declared that Russia would not actively chase after other nations to gain support for its latest peace proposal aimed at resolving the Ukraine conflict. This stance signifies a strategic shift in Russia’s diplomatic approach and underscores the country’s confidence in its position on the international stage.

Russia’s Peace Proposal

Lavrov outlined key elements of Russia’s peace proposal:

  1. Withdrawal of Ukrainian Forces: The Ukrainian military must retreat from the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics, as well as the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson regions.
  2. NATO Non-Membership: Ukraine must commit to not joining NATO, maintaining a neutral stance in the international arena.
  3. Denazification and Demilitarization: Ukraine is required to undertake extensive measures to denazify and demilitarize its political and military structures.

In exchange for these commitments, Russia expressed readiness to engage in negotiations to end the ongoing conflict.

Diplomatic Strategy

Lavrov emphasized that Russia’s diplomatic corps will diligently explain the peace proposal and the historical context behind the Ukraine conflict to their respective host countries. This approach reflects Russia’s reliance on diplomatic channels and information campaigns rather than direct diplomatic pressure.

International Implications

The international community’s reception of Russia’s proposal will be crucial in determining the next steps in the conflict resolution process. While the proposal sets stringent conditions, it also offers a potential pathway to peace, contingent upon Ukraine’s compliance and international support.

Russia’s announcement, as articulated by Lavrov, marks a significant moment in the ongoing Ukraine conflict. By not pursuing other nations for endorsement, Russia is showcasing its diplomatic confidence and strategic patience. The world now waits to see how Ukraine and the international community will respond to this proposal.

At the end of April, President Biden signed a $95 billion aid package for Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan, and US partners in the Indo-Pacific region, with $61 billion allocated to Ukraine. This underscores the importance of understanding Russia’s reasons for its special military operation in Ukraine. Additionally, there are allegations of a plot to assassinate Zelenskyy to provoke NATO into conflict with Russia. Earlier reports indicated that the influx of Ukrainian refugees into Poland and Romania has led to increased prostitution and crime, amid Russia’s efforts to “denazify” and “demilitarize” Ukraine.

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Muzaffar Ahmad Noori Bajwa
Muzaffar Ahmad Noori Bajwa
Editor-in-chief, The Eastern Herald. Counter terrorism, diplomacy, Middle East affairs, Russian affairs and International policy expert.

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