Draghi Names Zelensky: The Three Guidelines for Peace in Ukraine

If there is one country that should try to play the role of mediator in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, it is Italy. in the last days, Republic It published a four-point roadmap, drafted by the Italian Foreign Ministry, to try to reframe the crisis. A brave hypothesis, which is Farnesina’s hypothesis, but not easily achievable.

Indeed, the Italian peace plan provides for an immediate ceasefire, followed by an agreement on Ukraine’s neutrality, the sovereignty of Crimea and Donbass (the two areas of interest to President Vladimir Putin as they host most of the Russian-speaking communities in Ukraine) and finally, a new agreement on international security that could Remove new conflicts from Europe.

Currently, Kyiv is analyzing the plan – and through a foreign ministry spokesman, Ole Nikolenko – has declared that it “appreciates” the efforts of Rome, which “shared its vision on ways to end the Russian war”. At the same time, he warned that “any political decision must be based on respect for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders.”

So our country began to act with a new cover of peacemaking. It is from this perspective that Prime Minister Mario Draghi’s meeting with President Volodymyr Zelensky should be read. As I mentioned beforehandle, The The Ukrainian leader thanked his colleague for his “unconditional support for his country’s path” towards the European Union.

The two politicians have not spoken since April 27. Draghi reassured Zelensky, introducing him to the three directions, as determined by Ansa, which he intends to follow. The first method is sanctions and “should lead the EU to agree to the sixth package of restrictions as quickly as possible”. The second track concerns “the opening of Ukrainian ports, to re-export grain and avoid the ‘bread war’, which is one of the side effects of the conflict on land.” The third method, finally, expects Italy’s support “to ensure the protection of Kyiv from any external aggression, given the increasingly remote possibilities of Ukraine’s accession to NATO.”

The Italian proposals are realistic and something is starting to move. Small signs of relaxation open a ray of peace.

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