Ukraine: Anders Aslund tweets. An end to war of invasion and aggression roadmap

Posted by

Anders Åslund

@anders_aslund

20th August 2022

Replying to

@anders_aslund

1. As President

@ZelenskyyUa

rightly has insisted, Ukraine must recover all its territories, Crimea & the whole of Donbas.

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Anders Åslund

@anders_aslund

2. Ukraine needs credible security guarantees. As Putin’s disregard of all international agreements show, the only credible security guarantee is NATO membership plus a strong national defense.

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Anders Åslund

@anders_aslund

3. Russia must pay war reparations for the probably $300 billion of damages it has caused Ukraine (direct damages $110bn, $70bn less GDP in 2022 & probably 50,000 Ukrainians killed). The West should facilitate this by confiscating the Russian Central Bank’s $316 bn in the West.

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Anders Åslund

@anders_aslund

4. Since the 2014 war started from Russia’s naval base in Sevastopol, Russia needs to evacuate the base forever.

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Anders Åslund
@anders_aslund

5. Probably 2 million Ukrainians have left for or been evacuated or imprisoned in Russia. All Ukrainians who so desire and all the children should be returned to Ukraine and get rid of enforced Russian citizenships.

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Anders Åslund

@anders_aslund

6. The thousands of Russian soldiers and officials who have committed serious war crimes should be prosecuted in the International Criminal Court in The Hague, which can finally fully serve its purpose.

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Anders Åslund

@anders_aslund

7. All Western sanctions on Russia must be maintained until Russia has fulfilled all these and other reasonable conditions. No easing of sanctions until Russia has fully conceded.

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Anders Åslund

@anders_aslund

8. To facilitate an early and beneficial peace, it is vital that the US and Europe deliver all the arms they can to Ukraines so that it can end the war. This war can only end with Ukrainian victory. Russian victory would mean a future war on the West.

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Sinclair Tait 

@SINCLAIRTAIT1

20th August 2022

Replying to

@anders_aslund

Should Ukraine wish it all of these demands can be made. Russia will refuse. In a month Russia will want to talk again, when things are even worse for them. Ukraine can make the same demands. Russia will take longer to answer. Eventually Russia will see this as a good deal.

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Anders Åslund

@anders_aslund

If Ukraine does not push all these demands, Russia will come back to attack it again. Putin wants war because it gives him an excuse to reinforce his domestic oppression and gives him some national legitimacy, though not much.

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