Letter to Iceland and Ukraine Presidents

Letter sent to President of Iceland, Icelandic government and President of Ukraine

First part is in Icelandic, following letter to President of Ukraine in English:

Til Forseta Íslands og Ríkisstjórnar

12. febrúar 2022

Ísland verður að beita áhrifum sínum til friðar í Evrópu!

Evrópa stendur á barmi styrjaldar sem ógnar framtíð okkar og velsæld. Íslendingar, vopnlaus þjóð sem búið hefur við frið í nær þúsund ár, þarf að hafa skynsemi til að grípa í taumana án tafar.

Íslendingar voru fyrstir þjóða til að viðurkenna sjálfstæði Eistlands. Frumkvæðið átti utanríkisráðherra Íslands á þeim tíma. Í dag er litið á hann sem þjóðhetju í Eistlandi, enda var hugrekki hans og framsýni til þess að
önnur ríki fylgdu í kjölfarið. Nú býr Eistland sig undir að taka á móti milljónum flóttamanna frá Úkraínu og efnahagshrun í kjölfarið.

Ljóst er að Ísland mun með beinum hætti dragast inn í yfirvofandi styrjöld. Eftir að átökin byrja verður mun erfiðara að afstýra þeim hörmungum sem mun ganga yfir okkur sem þátttakendur í styrjöld. Bandaríkin ætlar sér að nota Ísland sem miðstöð í þessu stríði. Herstöðin á Keflavíkurflugvelli og kafbátastöðin í Hvalfirði verða skotmörk. Verði það með kjarnorkuvopnum mun Reykjavík verða óbyggilegt um langa framtíð eins og Chernobyl svæðið í Hvíta Rússlandi vegna geislavirkni. Hvítblæði mun dreifa sér meðal Íslensku þjóðarinnar og börn munu fæðast vansköpuð. Ætlar forseti Íslands og ríkisstjórn að horfa á slíka þróun mála án þess að segja eitt einasta orð?

Flestir sem til þekkja og þora að segja sannleikann sjá í gegnum ófriðaræsinginn sem bandarískir stríðshaukar og málpípur þeirra bera nú á torg í þágu hagsmuna hergagnaframleiðenda sem vilja þenja út NATO til að
selja sín drápstól. Útþennsla NATO er ekki varnaraðgerð ef sú aðgerð leiðir til styrjaldar sem rústar Evrópu og jafnvel útrýmir okkur.

Það er einföld lausn til á vandamálinu sem er vænleg til að leiða til langvarandi friðar og velsældar eins og lagt var til í bréfi Friðar 2000 til forseta Úkraínu 31. Janúar s.l.:

 Úkraína gefi út yfirlýsingu um hlutleysi og að ekki verði sótt um aðild að NATO.
 Gerður verði friðarsamningur með skuldbindingum frá NATO og Rússlandi að hlutleysi Úkraínu verði virt og hvorugur aðilinn muni ráðast á Ukraníu.
 NATO loki skrifstofu sinni í Kiev og hætti afskiptum af innanríkismálum Úkraínu.
 Friðargæslulið frá Sameinuðu Þjóðunum verði sent til Donbas á meðan unnið er að langvarandi friðarlausn á svæðinu.

Hjálagt fylgir ofangreint bréf sem sent var til Volodymyr Zelensky forseta Úkraníu. Alþjóðastofnunin Friður 2000 hvetur Íslenska ráðamenn að benda á þessa lausn. Jafnframt að Ísland lýsi því yfir að það muni beita neitunarvaldi gegn inngöngu Úkraínu í NATO amk á meðan þetta ástand varir.

Virðingarfyllst,
ALÞJÓÐASTOFNUNIN FRIÐUR 2000

Letter to President of Ukraine:

President Volodymyr Zelensky,
Bankova Str., Kyiv, 01220, Ukraine
Via e-Email:
[email protected], [email protected]
[email protected], [email protected],

31. January 2022

Mutual assurance is the path to peace

Your Excellency President Volodymyr Zelensky,

In 2002 the Peace 2000 Institute awarded a remarkable visionary with the Leif Eiriksson Peace Award. Last week, this visionary US Congress representative Barbara Lee, made a statement on the affairs of Ukraine:
“There is no military solution to this crisis - diplomacy needs to be the focus.”1

Congresswoman Barbara Lee represented the courage modern leaders need to adopt when in 2001 three days after the 9/11 terrorist attacks she became an army of one for peace and alone out of 431 House members and 100 senators opposed to granting President Bush authorization to use force of war “to answer these attacks and rid the world of evil”. That US war mission was a complete failure except for armament
manufacturers which profited from the $8 trillion of public funds spent on it for the past 20 years causing 38 million people being displaced from their homes and 929,000 killed, including 364,000 civilians.3

You are now at a great crossroads in your life President Zelenzky. Will your legacy be that of a great visionary leader that pathed the way to prosperity for your nation and Europe? You have the power to end this
conflict now and adopt a new policy that will make Ukraine flourish as a great nation and a leader in democracy, technology and commerce. We urge you to study the political landscape of Switzerland. How that nation, as a neutral peaceful state became a beacon for democracy and a trusted financial center in the world.

We also urge you to study the history of Costa Rica and actions of former President Oscar Arias Sanches that was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1987 after refusing US pressure to allow an airstrip in his country to be
used as a supply point for US backed Nicaraguan rebels. Instead he hosted a meeting with the Presidents of Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua resulting in a peace treaty that ended a decade

1 https://lee.house.gov/news/press-releases/congressional-progressive-caucus-leadersreps-lee-and-jayapal-call-for-diplomatic-solution-to-crisis-in-ukraine
2 https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/07/30/how-barbara-lee-became-an-armyof-one-215434/
3 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_on_terror of conflict in the area. In his words: “At the time we made our peace, the world’s superpowers were fighting a war in which they supplied the weapons, and Central America supplied the dead.”
4 A study made by the University of Costa Rica found that after the abolishment of the army, Costa Rica’s per capita GDP started growing at a much faster rate than before the abolishment.
5 In 1948 Costa Rica made an historic decision that no other country had ever undertaken to abolish its army and declare peace to the world. By doing this, Costa Rica promised that their citizens would never see tanks or troops in their streets. That it would invest, not in the weapons of the past, but in the tools of their future; not in barracks, but in schools, hospitals, and national parks; not in soldiers, but in teachers, doctors, and park guards. Costa Rica promised to dismantle the institutions of violence, and invest in the progress that makes violence unnecessary. Quite simply, Costa Rica invested in its people.

While we recognize that the current situation you are facing is challenging, we believe that you as the President of Ukraine have the possibility and the duty to your nation to act now in a responsible way to
end the conflict. We do not believe a membership in a military alliance is the way forward for a long lasting peace and prosperity for the great nation of Ukraine.

We suggest you a different way forward:
1. Issue a statement that Ukraine will become a neutral state without military alliance and will not be seeking NATO membership. Neutrality is a choice that increases Ukraine´s freedom from both sides and lowers the threshold of violence.
2. Negotiate a Non-Aggression Treaty with commitments from NATO and Russia that neither of them will attack Ukraine and neutrality of Ukraine will be respected.
3. Ask NATO to get out of Ukraine and demand closure of their office in Kyiv and demand military activities by all parties on Ukrainian borders cease.
4. Ask for a UN peacekeeping mission to be set up in the Donbas region while you implement policies for transition to a long term political solution.
5. Switzerland is one of the most successful federal states in the world.
6 This can serve as a beacon of democracy for Ukraine. Switzerland as Ukraine contains multiple ethnic groups, cultures

4 https://oscararias.cr/sitioweb/the-memory-of-a-rare-success/
5 https://www.ippapublicpolicy.org/file/paper/594eced12c818.pdf
6 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Switzerland_as_a_federal_state and languages. After a civil war the Swiss found their peace through decentralized confederation structure with frequent referendums and neutrality. It became one of the most prosperous nations in the world. You have the power to reject the war mongering and to do the same for your peoples of Ukraine.
6. Ukraine has some of the best software engineers in the world. This gives you a unique platform to enhance democracy with modern technology. Technology (for example blockchain) is moving us towards decentralization. Scholars see direct democracy as the way of the future. Today we have the technology to implement this. ATM networks have secure mechanisms for identification and can be turned into voting
booths all over Ukraine. This may allow the people of Ukraine greater participation in deciding their affairs and offer a path to resolve conflicts.

If you turn Ukraine away from being a puppet ground for cold war geopolitics into a country doing something good for the world, nobody will want to attack it. This will provide your people with real security for the future that military hardware cannot. If you allow your country to become a playground for war, what will be left there to govern over?

We urge you to implement a peaceful way forward and not to become entrapped in the military industrial complex waiting to profiteer from the destruction of your country and its peoples. Former US President
Eisenhower warned us against this: “In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial complex. The potential for
the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.”

We hope to witness your commitment to bring peace to your nation and hope to have the opportunity to present you the Leif Eiriksson Peace Award as a result of your efforts in making Ukraine a neutral and
prosperous nation at peace.

We sincerely wish you great success with that mission.

Respectfully yours,
PEACE 2000 INSTITUTE
Thor Magnusson
Vogasel 1, Reykjavik, 109 Iceland
Tel: +354 496 2000 – Mobile/WhatsApp: +34 693776990

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