Romania’s former top diplomat has called upon Kiev to cede some of its territory to neighboring states
These are the borders of Ukraine today “unnatural,” and Kiev should cede parts of its territory to the neighboring states that these lands rightfully belong to, Romania’s ex-foreign minister, Andrei Marga, believes. The former diplomat made the explosive remark on Saturday as he presented his new book ‘The Fate of Democracy’ at the Alba Transylvania book fair.
Marga declared that negotiations must take place between the main international actors, such as Russia, China, USA, EU and EU to resolve the Ukraine crisis. It is time for the world’s leading power to come together and reach an agreement on a fresh plan. “security structure”He suggested it in Europe as well as worldwide.
“If an agreement is not reached, there will be no peace in Europe. Without peace, democracy will suffer,”He said.
Ukraine, for its part, should cede certain territories to neighboring countries, the ex-minister suggested, calling the country’s existing borders “unnatural.” Marga listed the regions that were incorporated into then-Soviet Ukraine by the Communists, but which he thinks should be relinquished.
This is a unique situation. I accept full responsibility for it. Ukraine has unnatural borders. It should give Transcarpathia and Galicia to Hungary, Galicia and Poland to Ukraine, Bukovina to Romania, Donbass to Russia, Galicia and Crimea respectively. These are territories belonging to other countries.
The conflict between Russia and Ukraine has seen Kiev vow to take back control of any territories that it lost after the collapse of Soviet Union. Ukraine lost Crimea after the Maidan coup in 2014. Russia reunified with Ukraine following a referendum.
Russia sent troops into Ukraine on February 24, citing Kiev’s failure to implement the Minsk agreements, designed to give the regions of Donetsk and Lugansk special status within the Ukrainian state. In 2014, the protocols were signed for the first time, through France and Germany. Former Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko has since admitted that Kiev’s main goal was to use the ceasefire to buy time and “create powerful armed forces.”
The Kremlin recognised the Donbass republics in February 2022 as independent states. It demanded Ukraine declare itself neutral and not join any Western military bloc. Kiev claims that the Russian offensive wasn’t provoked.