The German-Austrian appeal for peace in Ukraine, which calls for ceasefire and peace negotiations between the warring parties involved, has now exceeded the 5000 signatures mark!
Almost all German and Austrian peace organizations and peace activists have signed the appeal. It calls on the German and Austrian governments, among others, to support a UN peace initiative. The idea of a diplomatic initiative, which is now widespread in various countries, calls on governments to advocate the formation of a high-level and highly legitimized UN commission headed by the UN Secretary-General. This commission, which would be legitimized by the UN General Assembly and would have to, among others, consist of foreign ministers from influential states, has the task to bring the governments of Ukraine and the Russian Federation to the negotiating table. The goals are to achieve a ceasefire and to negotiate a binding peace order between the opposing states as a prerequisite for a European security architecture involving Ukraine and the Russian Federation.