26. April 2014

Genfer Erklärung zur Ukraine. Statement on Ukraine

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Sanktionen gegen Russland
Lob für Kiew, Attacke gegen Moskau: G7-Erklärung im Wortlaut
(Siehe am Ende des Textes)

Mich vertreten Dr. Angela Merkel und die Bundesregierung nicht mehr.

Erstens wird ein Bild vermittelt, Russland hätte einen so starken Einfluss auf die in der Ostukraine bewaffneten Demonstranten, dass diese auf Aufforderung Russlands sofort die Waffen niederlegen würden und die besetzten Häuser verlassen würden.

Was aber noch wesentlicher ist, in der Erklärung steht nichts von der Ostukraine. In der Genfer-Erklärung steht ausdrücklich:

Alle illegalen bewaffneten Gruppen müssen entwaffnet werden. Alle illegal besetzten Gebäude müssen ihren legitimen Eigentümern zurückgegeben werden. Alle illegal besetzten Straßen, Plätze oder andere öffentliche Flächen in den ukrainischen Städten und Gemeinden müssen geräumt werden.

Hier nun die Genfer Erklärung in der Übersetzung und im originalen Wortlaut.

Geneva, 17 April 2014
Geneva Statement on Ukraine

Representatives of the European Union, the United States, Ukraine and the Russian Federation issued today the following statement:

The Geneva meeting on the situation in Ukraine agreed on initial concrete steps to de-­‐
escalate tensions and restore security for all citizens.

All sides must refrain from any violence, intimidation or provocative actions. The participants strongly condemned and rejected all expressions of extremism, racism and religious intolerance, including anti-­‐semitism.

All illegal armed groups must be disarmed; all illegally seized buildings must be returned to legitimate owners; all illegally occupied streets, squares and other public places in Ukrainian cities and towns must be vacated.

Amnesty will be granted to protestors and to those who have left buildings and other public
places and surrendered weapons, with the exception of those found guilty of capital crimes.

It was agreed that the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission should play a leading role in assisting Ukrainian authorities and local communities in the immediate implementation of these de-­escalation measures wherever they are needed most, beginning in the coming days. The US, EU and Russia commit to support this mission, including by providing monitors.

The announced constitutional process will be inclusive, transparent and accountable. It will include the immediate establishment of a broad national dialogue, with outreach to all of Ukraine's regions and political constituencies, and allow for the consideration of public comments and proposed amendments.

The participants underlined the importance of economic and financial stability in Ukraine and would be ready to discuss additional support as the above steps are implemented."


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Sanktionen gegen Russland
Lob für Kiew, Attacke gegen Moskau: G7-Erklärung im Wortlaut, DWN, 26. April 2014

Joint statement from G7 leaders about the ongoing situation in Ukraine and additional sanctions on Russia. Prime Minister's Office, 10 Downing Street. Published 26 April 2014

We, the leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States, the President of the European Council and the President of the European Commission, join in expressing our deep concern at the continued efforts by separatists backed by Russia to destabilize eastern Ukraine and our commitment to taking further steps to ensure a peaceful and stable environment for the May 25 presidential election.

We welcomed the positive steps taken by Ukraine to meet its commitments under the Geneva accord of April 17 by Ukraine, Russia, the European Union, and the United States. These actions include working towards constitutional reform and decentralization, proposing an amnesty law for those who will peacefully leave the buildings they have seized in eastern Ukraine, and supporting the work of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). We also note that the government of Ukraine has acted with restraint in dealing with the armed bands illegally occupying government buildings and forming illegal checkpoints.

In contrast, Russia has taken no concrete actions in support of the Geneva accord. It has not publicly supported the accord, nor condemned the acts of pro-separatists seeking to destabilize Ukraine, nor called on armed militants to leave peacefully the government buildings they’ve occupied and put down their arms. Instead, it has continued to escalate tensions by increasingly concerning rhetoric and ongoing threatening military manoeuvers on Ukraine’s border.

We reiterate our strong condemnation of Russia’s illegal attempt to annex Crimea and Sevastopol, which we do not recognize. We will now follow through on the full legal and practical consequences of this illegal annexation, including but not limited to the economic, trade and financial areas.

We have now agreed that we will move swiftly to impose additional sanctions on Russia. Given the urgency of securing the opportunity for a successful and peaceful democratic vote next month in Ukraine’s presidential elections, we have committed to act urgently to intensify targeted sanctions and measures to increase the costs of Russia’s actions.

Russia’s actions in Ukraine and the response from the international community already have imposed significant costs on its economy. While we continue to prepare to move to broader, coordinated sanctions, including sectoral measures should circumstances warrant, as we committed to in The Hague on March 24, we underscore that the door remains open to a diplomatic resolution of this crisis, on the basis of the Geneva accord. We urge Russia to join us in committing to that path.