Demilitarised zone 120 km deep into Russia and an international contingent: Zelenskyy's vision of post-war order
One of the key measures in Ukraine's post-war structure could be the creation of a demilitarised zone within 100-120 kilometres on the territory of Russia's Belgorod, Bryansk, Kursk and Rostov regions. This is necessary to ensure security and prevent possible conflicts with Russia in the future
This was reported by Mykhailo Podolyak, an adviser to the head of the Presidential Office, on Twitter. At the first stage, an international monitoring contingent will operate in the demilitarised zone.
"To ensure the real security of residents of the Kharkiv, Chernihiv, Sumy, Zaporizhzhia, Luhansk and Donetsk regions and protect them from shelling, it will be necessary to introduce a demilitarised zone of 100-120 km on the territory of the Belgorod, Bryansk, Kursk and Rostov republics," Podolyak wrote.
According to Podolyak, the introduction of a demilitarised zone to prevent repeated aggression in the future should be the main topic of the post-war order.
He also noted that the first phase of the demilitarised zone could see the presence of an international monitoring contingent. This will help ensure monitoring and control over compliance with the agreements in the zone, as well as build trust between Ukraine and Russia.
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, on May 27, the Russian Federation put forward new "conditions" for Ukraine to "resolve the conflict". In their pipe dreams, Kyiv stopped resisting Russian aggression, and Western partners stopped providing military assistance to Ukraine.
Podolyak reacted to this ridiculous ultimatum by stressing that it was yet another confirmation of the Kremlin's legal and actual incapacity, and put forward counter-demands to the aggressor state. Such fantasies of Moscow also indicate that the Russian leadership has problems with the perception of reality.