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Key challenges in settling the Ukraine conflict: Security status, neutrality and security guarantees

17 May 2022


Unlike Switzerland it decided to components: the neutrality of a post- pursue European Union membership in conflict Ukrainian state, a central and the 1990s and in spring 2022, consistent Russian demand; and dramatically moved towards applying demanded with equal conviction and for membership of NATO in the wake consistency on the Ukrainian side, the of the Putin regime’s invasion of framing of in. [...] It permits each For the purpose of the lasting NATO member to decide for itself what maintenance of her independence action should be taken to address an externally, and for the purpose of the armed attack on a NATO ally. [...] The post-conflict security guarantee is the development state would be free to decide the size of unique integrated military command and disposition of its own armed and planning structures and the forces, within the normal framework willingness of member states to deploy and parameters of relevant their own national forces to the international humanitarian and non- territories of vulnerable allie. [...] France) and this was integral to the OSCE membership includes all core subsequent adoption of perpetual interested parties—Ukraine, Russia, neutrality by the parliament of the the US, and the other NATO and EU 13 newly-independent Austrian state. [...] The views Ukraine’s sovereignty and security and expressed here are personal and a means to engage Russia and NATO should not be taken to represent the members in a constructive and policy or views of the British mutually-reinforcing framework to Government, Ministry of Defence, or underpin it.