Kyiv Security Forum

Arseniy Yatsenyuk during KSF: The answer on how to achieve sustainable peace is to expand the EU and NATO borders

23 October 2020, 11:06

"The only answer on how to achieve sustainable peace and stability in Europe is to expand the European Union borders and the borders of NATO. This should be the key idea of ​​the joint EU-US mission - to achieve long-lasting peace and stability throughout Europe and in Ukraine, ” Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Head of KSF, Prime Minister of Ukraine 2014-2016, stressed at the opening of Kyiv Security Forum on October 23.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk stressed that Russia's military aggression against Ukraine has not been stopped: “Ukraine is fighting for its freedom. Ukraine is fighting for peace."

"Ukraine needs sustainable peace. Peace under Ukrainian terms. Not through capitulation and oppression. Not under Russian conditions. Only through Ukraine’s getting back its historical, legal and legitimate territories: Donetsk, Luhansk, and Crimea. In order for Ukraine to receive real, not imaginary security guarantees, which was the case with the Budapest Memorandum. In order for Ukraine to be a united and strong nation,” Arseniy Yatsenyuk stressed.

The purpose of today’s Forum is also to appeal to our European and American partners, Head of KSF said

"It is a high time for the EU and the US to take a decision on setting up a high-level Task Force which would aim at finishing historic unification of Europe. It’s not a kind of United Nations. It has to be a united mission. United mission of Americans and Europeans to accomplish and to finalize the unification of Europe,” he said.

“I hope, after the US elections such Task Force will emerge,” he noted.

"The agenda must now be aimed at the completion of the historic unification of Europe and the establishment of a comprehensive long-lasting peace throughout Eastern Europe, deterring Russian aggression, and expanding the borders of the free world,” Arseniy Yatsenyuk stressed.