Bow Group fellow Dr Jon Stanley has written for The Mallard that the Ukraine conflict could be resolved with a Cyprus-style treaty.
Dr Jon Stanley fellow writes that such a treaty between Russia and Ukraine would guarantee the safety of both communities – Ukrainian and Russian – in Ukraine and the territorial integrity of the country.
A possible model could also include “the creation of a Sovereign Base Area in Crimea, like ours in Akrotiri and Dhekelia. It would allow for equal economic and social rights to Ukrainians and Russian citizens but maintain Crimea as a sovereign military base. it would otherwise be free to engage with Ukraine fully on a civil basis.”
Dr Stanley writes:
This model works, and it had kept the peace [in Cyprus] since 1960. The 1974 intervention was in fact as exercise of that guarantor power by Turkey. All of this exists as a precedent and has proven to have worked.
The Treaty of Guarantee model would solve all the issues Russia has voiced concern over publicly.
We in the West should consider this approach as a matter of urgency to save lives.
Read the full article here at The Mallard
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