DiEM25 has a plan for peace in Ukraine

Members approve our five-point proposal that aims to bring about a peaceful resolution to the war

As the war in Ukraine rages on, we’ve not only been out on the streets demanding a stop to the bloodshed.

In the spirit of democracy, and of realistic – but radical – policies that guide DiEM25, we asked our members: what should be our proposal for peace in Ukraine?

Now, after much internal discussion and an all-member vote, we have an answer. Our five-point peace plan calls for:

  • An immediate ceasefire followed by a withdrawal of Russian troops to pre-war borders;
  • The creation of a fully demilitarised zone, 200km on each side of those borders;
  • A non-aggression protocol based on the recognition that Ukraine is a sovereign, neutral country that allows no nuclear weapons on its territory;
  • A governance structure for the Eastern and Southern areas of Ukraine based on the Northern Ireland Good Friday Agreement;
  • All parties will agree to refer outstanding disputes to UN-facilitated negotiations.

Now comes the hard part: movement-building and organising civil society across Europe to make this peace a reality.

This position remains in line that the one that DiEM25 has had since the start of this conflict, with an immovable anti-war sentiment at its core.

DiEM25 has never backed away from addressing this complicated situation head-on. In May, we once again stated our commitment to constructive solutions to end this horrible war.

Athens Declaration

The Athens Declaration in May 2022, which Jeremy Corbyn, Ece Temelkuran and Yanis Varoufakis signed on behalf of the Progressive International, DiEM25 and MeRA25, calls on democrats across the world to join forces in a New Non-Aligned Movement.

It reiterates our position that we view non-aligned, democratic and sovereign nations working together as the route to lasting peace and a world that can avert climate catastrophe and bequeath to the next generation a decent chance at creating the conditions for globally shared prosperity.

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