Key challenges in settling the Ukraine conflict: Security status, neutrality and security guarantees

This analysis follows-on from the author’s previous briefing looking at the challenges of Ukrainian sovereignty and questions of territorial disposition in a potential settlement of the current Russo-Ukraine conflict. This paper looks at a second set of core issues, bound up with Ukraine’s security status. They divide into two key components: the neutrality of a post-conflict Ukrainian state, a central and consistent Russian demand; and demanded with equal conviction and consistency on the Ukrainian side, the framing of international security guarantees to deter and, if necessary, help defend the country against any future military aggression.

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