Pressure on Ukraine to agree on "bad peace" will cause bigger threat in future

  • 2022-09-12
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - A pressure on Ukraine to agree with Russia and accept loss of some territories will not lead to peace, but will cause bigger threat in the future, said Latvian President Egils Levits who is visiting Ukraine this weekend.

As the president's press service report, Levit took part in Yalta European Strategy conference.

"Russia has launched an ideological war not only against Ukraine, but against the whole world. Our duty in this war is very simple - to provide all possible military, financial, humanitarian and political support. This is our contribution in security and freedom of Ukraine and the whole Europe," he said.

Levits believes that in negotiations with the aggressor there is no long-term guarantee for compromises. "Any pressure on Ukraine on any possible territorial losses will not lead to peace, on the contrary - it will cause larger threat in the future," he said.

The Latvian president also proposed to work on development of a special international tribunal that would investigate Russia's aggression crimes in Ukraine.

In a discussion on the sanctions policy against the aggressor, the Latvian president underscored that it is very important to keep the current sanctions policy against Russia until the moment Ukraine fully restores its territorial integrity and sovereignty.