Ukraine rejects Indonesia’s “peace plan”

June 5,2023 628
Ukraine rejects Indonesia’s “peace plan”

Indonesia has proposed its own “peace plan” for Ukraine. The proposals call for an immediate ceasefire and a demilitarized zone along the current battle line.

“First, stop fire and hostilities immediately. Second, deploy troops on each side 15 kilometers from the current front line and create a demilitarized zone, and third, create a peacekeeping mission under the UN auspices that will monitor the observance of the ceasefire,” Minister of Defense of the Republic of Indonesia, Prabowo Subianto, said

Subianto also proposed holding referendums in the “disputed territories” with the participation of the UN to “objectively establish” the aspirations of the temporarily occupied territories’ residents. 

“I do not know if my proposal is accepted, but these are specific recommendations for the forum’s decision to de-escalate as soon as possible and stop the bloodshed in this armed conflict,” Indonesian Defense added.

Kyiv appreciates the attention Indonesia pays to the issue of restoring peace in Ukraine. At the same time, “there are no disputed territories between Ukraine and the Russian Federation to hold referendums there,” the spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Oleh Nikolenko, said.

In addition, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs once again reminded that long-term peace in Ukraine means the liberation of Ukrainian territories from Russian occupation. Therefore, Indonesia was invited to join the implementation of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s Peace Formula.

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