NewsUkraine's NATO bid post-surrender: A controversial peace proposal

Ukraine's NATO bid post-surrender: A controversial peace proposal

Ukrainian soldiers in the Donetsk area
Ukrainian soldiers in the Donetsk area
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6:47 PM EDT, April 5, 2024, updated: 9:26 AM EDT, April 6, 2024

"Ukraine in NATO after surrender; it's a scenario Europe fears," writes the Italian newspaper La Repubblica in a report from Brussels. However, should Donald Trump win this year's presidential election in the USA, this scenario is being considered. The article suggests that, officially, this is a hypothesis no one discusses.

According to the correspondent from the Roman newspaper, the idea of a transaction, supported by the United States in case of President Joe Biden's defeat, who is running for reelection this year, is well-known.

The proposed solution to end the war involves "territories in exchange for security," the report explains.

La Repubblica describes the scenario as Ukraine "ceding regions occupied by Russia, but in return, gaining immediate membership in NATO."

The article clarifies that this proposition was not officially discussed at the recent meeting of the Alliance's Foreign Ministers in Brussels. However, it acknowledges that such a plan is considered in informal discussions.

Il Giornale also mentions this approach in the commentary title: "Ukraine in NATO remains the only solution." The commentary calls it "pragmatism and realism to end the war," summarizing the conversation happening informally within the Alliance corridors and, according to the newspaper, the European Commission.

It further argues that "conceding the territories occupied by Russians would not be a capitulation to Putin but a portrayal of a balanced outcome of the conflict." In return, Kyiv would gain the Alliance's 'shield,' it adds.

"Choosing this path could likely result in fewer deaths and less destruction," Il Giornale posits.

The journalist believes that "a potential compromise must ensure that both countries emerge as both winners and losers."

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