At security forum, Zelenskyy invites countries to participate in his 10-point plan to stop Russia’s war

19 November 2022, 05:02 PM
Volodymyr Zelenskyy considers the short-term cessation of war, which Russia seeks, to be unacceptable (

Volodymyr Zelenskyy considers the short-term cessation of war, which Russia seeks, to be unacceptable (

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy during his speech at the Halifax International Security Forum on Nov. 19 again presented his 10-point formula for peace that he said must be fulfilled completely to suppress Russian aggression. 

Zelesnky stressed that the short-lasting ceasefire that Russia seeks would not guarantee real peace, but will only exacerbate the situation.

Zelenskyy also called unacceptable "any ideas of concessions of our land or our sovereignty that have ever been voiced."

According to him, the only way to real peace is the complete suppresion of Russian aggression, via the 10-point formula that he first presented at the G20 summit on Nov. 15. This formula is as follows:

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1. Radiation and nuclear safety;

2. Food security;

3. Energy security;

4. Release of all war prisoners and those abducted by Russia;

5. Implementation of the UN Charter and restoration of the territorial integrity of Ukraine and international order;

6. Withdrawal of Russian troops and cessation of hostilities;

7. Restoration of justice, i.e. tribunal for those guilty of aggression and compensation for damage done;

8. Countering the environmental damage to Ukraine done by Russia;

9. Security guarantees for Ukraine to prevent a repeat of Russian agression;

10. Signing a peace treaty.

"What is the goal of such an approach?" Zelenskyy asked forum participants during his speech.

“We’re highlighting all of the elements of the Russian aggression, and propose that our partners suppress all aspects of this aggression together with us, in order to provide security. That is something in which each of our partners can show their leadership.”

Zelenskyy called the extension of the grain export initiative and the new humanitarian initiative “Grain From Ukraine” for the poorest countries an example of improving food security.

"I suggest you, dear forum participants, choose possible leadership options for your countries,” he said.

“Each item in our peace formula has proposals for particular solutions. Please choose which item you can help with.”

When Zelenskyy addressed the G20 summit on Nov. 15 he offered Russia a prisoner swap under the "all for all" formula, and reiterated that there would be no "Minsk-3" when Russia's defeats became particularly tangible.

He also ruled out the possibility of compromises concerning the territory of Ukraine, and called for speeding up the dispatch of the UN mission to Ukraine's critical civilian infrastructure facilities to prevent more Russian attacks.

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