Under NATO Guidance, Ukraine Presents Its ‘Kiev Security Compact’
Sept. 14, 2022 (EIRNS)—The government of Ukraine yesterday presented its proposed “Kiev Security Compact,” prepared under the direct guidance of former NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen (2009-2014), which demands NATO Article 5-type guarantees for Ukraine in its war with Russia.
“The Kiev Security Compact International Security Guarantees for Ukraine: Recommendations” was drafted by a working group on security co-chaired by Ukraine’s Chief of the Presidential Office Andrii Yermak and former NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen. Other unnamed “Western experts, including former and acting politicians and scientists” also participated in the working group, according to press accounts.
The Compact calls for a large group of “guarantor” countries to sign a binding security document, and they would also be charged with its enforcement. The amorphous proposed group includes: the United States, Australia, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Canada, Poland, Turkey, France, countries of Northern, Central, Southern Europe, and Baltic states. Its provisions would include:
Ukraine’s intent to NATO: “Ukraine’s aspiration to join NATO and benefit from its mutual defense arrangements is safeguarded in its Constitution. This aspiration is the sovereign decision of Ukraine. Both NATO and EU membership will significantly bolster Ukraine’s security in the long-term,” the document reads.
Article 5-type protection:
“In case of aggression, the joint document should spell out extended guarantee commitments by guarantors to use all elements of their national and collective power and take appropriate measures—which may include diplomatic, economic, and military means—to enable Ukraine to stop the aggression, restore its sovereignty, ensure its security, military edge, and capability to deter its enemies and defend itself by itself against any threat,”
the document says.
A “multi-decade” plan to fully arm Ukraine: “Ukraine needs the resources to maintain a significant defensive force capable of withstanding the Russian Federation’s armed forces and paramilitaries. This requires a multi-decade effort of sustained investment in Ukraine’s defense industrial base, scalable weapons transfers and intelligence support from allies, intensive training missions and joint exercises under the European Union and NATO flags,” the document says.