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07 februari 2015

Let's build a Ukraine peace movement! Peace & prosperity from Vladivostok to Lisbon.

Peace and prosperity from Vladivostok to Lisbon. Neutral Ukraine benefitting from both Eurasian and European Union.

Here it is: a viable formula for peace in the Ukraine and the whole of Russia and Europe, condensed into sixteen words.

If "neutral" sounds too Cold War-like, maybe "Ukraine as middle ground" is better.

Just google "from Vladivostok to Lisbon" Putin Merkel and see how Putin (in 2010) and Merkel (last month)  hinted at a process which could be aimed at transforming the present conflict into a win-win-win situation:
'In December 2010, Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan signed a document portfolio, establishing the "Common Economic Space"[*]. A month earlier, Putin had given a widely noticed interview for the German daily S├╝ddeutsche Zeitung, in which he proposed establishing a "Common Economic Space" from Vladivostok to Lisbon.' [source]
'The ultimate end goal, the German chancellor said, was to have broad economic cooperation "from Vladivostok to Lisbon, as President Putin himself once said".' [source]
Of course, loads of 'details' will have to be sorted out moving in this direction.

But first the will to take this course toward peace must manifest itself collectively and publicly.

Let us build a peace movement - before the time is running out!