Ukraine not to sign any agreement providing for Russia’s veto power – Arakhamia

Ukraine not to sign any agreement providing for Russia’s veto power – Arakhamia

Ukraine will not sign any agreement providing for Russia’s veto power.

"We will not sign any document according to which Russia will have a veto power, as it does in the UN Security Council when it simply votes against, and there is a need for consensus ... For us, it is a categorical stance. Otherwise, there is no need to discuss any security guarantees because Russia can block them any time," head of the Ukrainian delegation, leader of the Servant of the People parliamentary faction Davyd Arakhamia said on the air of the nationwide telethon on April 2, an Ukrinform correspondent reported.

He noted that this issue was currently being discussed at the talks. According to the politician, the Russian Federation "hears the logic and understands that this cannot be the case" so another format is being developed. Arakhamia clarified that the parties discussed a peace agreement between Ukraine and the Russian Federation with security guarantees provided by other countries to make it impossible for Russia to block this process.

The politician expressed the opinion that the Russian side would accept Ukraine's stance on the issue in the final round of talks. "Otherwise, we will not sign anything at all," he said.

As reported, a face-to-face round of talks between the Ukrainian and Russian delegations took place in Istanbul on March 29. The Ukrainian side put forward a number of proposals to end the war, including the signing of an international agreement on security guarantees for Ukraine.


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