Ukraine needs not just a mechanical plan, but a comprehensive strategy in which the goals of achieving a common civil peace and the revival of the Donbas as part of the country are interrelated. member of the Verkhovna Rada Committee for the Reintegration of the Donbas, Vadym Novynskyi, writes about this in his programmatic article “From the Steinmeier Formula to the Ukrainian Formula of Peace”.
According to the MP, the task of the Ukrainian authorities is to develop their own strategy to achieve peace, taking into account the interests of the country.
“In other words, we need the Ukrainian Formula of Peace, which is understandable, acceptable and answers the painful question of what will be our common future. The Steinmeier Formula, around which there is much debate, is not such a comprehensive formula – it provides short-term recipes that encourage the collective West to say: “You see, there are no shots, people live within the same state – that means we have reached our goal.” The Steinmeier Formula suffers from an excess of formalism, and therefore we need our own formula for national reconciliation.
According to him, this formula is based on three components: Humanity - Dialogue - Collegiality of Ukraine.
“Humanity and overcoming the war as a crime against human life should unite politicians and society in deciding on the recognition and support of the peace plan. It is about restoring a single humanitarian space, which cannot be achieved without internal compromises. The insistent demand for accelerated Ukrainization, the specific imposition of history with a regional (Galician) bias, and persecution of canonical Orthodoxy will never be unifying factors,” the MP noted.
He also added that an important role in the search for a compromise should be played by the Ukrainian media, which had previously played not the most positive role in deepening the conflict and in creating a special atmosphere of hatred.
“The “information reversal is needed. ” It has long been time for the leading media to agree on a kind of “peaceful information policy” that would help people overcome their fears, rule out propaganda of power scenarios and infringement of the rights of those who live in territories affected by the war. We must see fellow citizens in each other, rather than the enemies,” Vadym Novynskyi emphasized.