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Seeking belligerent allies for Enduring War with its neighbour Russia.

My country, Ukraine, has a proposal for the west - and it could make the whole world safer | The Guardian Opinion - Andriy Yermak |

If the west truly believes in such principles, then it must surely support the democratically elected government of Ukraine [you refer to Yanukovych in 2012, surely - Oui] with comprehensive security guarantees that replace the failed Budapest memorandum.

We are focused on fighting and winning the war, but we have already started the process of securing guarantees from our allies. We have established a high-level working group co-chaired by myself and former NATO secretary general Anders Fogh Rasmussen. Members include some of our closest friends, including William Hague, the former UK foreign secretary, Kevin Rudd, the former prime minister of Australia, and Carl Bildt, the former prime minister of Sweden.

Although Ukraine's long-term goal remains NATO membership, we recognise that Russia's current belligerence makes that difficult. In the meantime, however, we need legally binding guarantees by our allies for the provision of weapons, exchange of intelligence, the support of our defence and the protection of our economy.

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by Oui (Oui) on Thu Aug 11th, 2022 at 06:56:37 PM EST

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