Peace 2000 calls for urgent negotiations to take place to end the violence in Ukraine. We call on Nobel Peace Prize Laureates to assist with putting together a team of leaders to engage in high level negotiations to end the hostilities.
As Oscar Arias Sanchez, former President of Costa Rica said in his plea on the Nobelpeacesummit.com website shortly after the invasion:
“The invasion of Ukraine by Russia is a flagrant violation of international law and the Charter of the United Nations. In these ten days that have elapsed since the beginning of the aggression by land, air and sea against the Ukrainian people, we have heard only talk of sanctions for the Russian population, for high-ranking government officials, for important State institutions and for Putin’s inner circle.
On the other hand, countless governments and international organizations have extended a generous hand to the people of Ukraine who are today suffering the dramatic consequences of a ruthless attack on their population and territory.
However, the main clamor is to send as much armament as possible so that the brave Ukrainians can face the Russian tanks and aviation, which makes us think that the war will go on for a long time.
There have been sporadic meetings on the border of Belarus and Ukraine between officials of both sides, but at a low level and without decision-making authority on important issues.
However, I believe that the time has come to go to a negotiating table to talk and negotiate as soon as possible a ceasefire that will silence the guns and allow us to reach agreements that will lead us to the end of this conflict. It is not by escalating the conflict that the war will be solved.”