Germany discusses security guarantees with Ukraine
Scholz and Zelensky/Office of the President
Germany discusses security guarantees with Ukraine to stop the war unleashed by the Russian Federation . The process is confidential and the parties have not yet reached an agreement.
Scholz announced a “big concession” to Russia
On April 6, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said this during a speech in parliament. He said that Germany is discussing security guarantees with Ukraine.
Ukraine admits abandoning NATO's course if it receives security guarantees from third countries. Scholz called Ukraine's offer of long-term neutrality a “big concession” to Russia.
The German Chancellor stressed that the negotiations should not end with a “dictated peace.”
That would include security guarantees, in particular with German side, discussed confidentially. Scholz noted that the agreements have not yet been spelled out.
- According to preliminary information, in addition to Germany, Great Britain, Italy and Turkey are ready to provide security guarantees to Ukraine.
- The relevant information was provided by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Luigi Di Maio of Italy.
- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that his country was ready to become a guarantor of Ukraine's security, to which Volodymyr Zelensky said that he had not seen his signature.