The objective of Rome is to find “a fair and equitable solution agreed between the parties, based on the independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine,” Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio assured António Guterres, according to the media.
The Italian Foreign Minister, Luigi Di Maio presented a peace plan for Ukraine to ONU Secretary General António Guterres on Wednesday during his visit to New York, reports the Italian newspaper La Repubblica, who obtained details of its content.
The document, prepared by your Ministry in close coordination with the Italian Government, was submitted to the G7 leaders and consists of four stages, which would be under the total supervision of a body created ‘ad hoc’. The so-called ‘international facilitation group’ would include representatives from countries of the European Union and the ONU.
The first step involves the ceasefire and the subsequent demilitarization of the front line as a prelude to a definitive cessation of hostilities. From there, the second step is to define the future of Ukraine, for which it is proposed to secure a neutrality status for kyiv, which provides for its accession to the European Union, but not to OTAN.
The third stage includes reaching a bilateral agreement between Russia and Ukraine on the territorial issues
Rome’s goal is to find “a fair and equitable solution agreed between the parties, based on the independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine,” Di Maio assured Guterres, according to the outlet.
Meanwhile, the Russian presidential spokesman, Dmitri Peskov, assured the press on Thursday that in the Kremlin the details were unknown of the Italian proposal, which was known not through diplomatic channels, but through information from La Repubblica. However, he made it clear that everyone who can contribute to an agreement is “welcome” and that “no one rejects such sincere efforts”.
For his part, the spokesman for António Guterres, Stéphane Dujarric, refrained on this day from confirming or denying the report on the peace plan supposedly delivered to the secretary general.