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Indonesia's defense minister on Saturday proposed a peace plan for the war in Ukraine, calling for the creation of a demilitarized zone and a United Nations referendum in what he described as disputed territories.
Prabowo Subianto called on defense ministers and military personnel from around the world meeting at the Shangri-La Dialogue, the most prominent Asian security summit, in Singapore to issue a declaration calling for the cessation of hostilities.
He proposed a multi-point plan that includes a cease-fire "in the current locations where the warring parties are stationed" and the creation of a demilitarized zone by withdrawing 15 kilometers from each side's operational site.
He said the demilitarized zone should be monitored and supervised by a peacekeeping force deployed by the United Nations, adding that the United Nations should hold a referendum to "objectively ascertain the wishes of the majority of the population of the various disputed areas."
Indonesia's proposal follows President Joko Widodo's visit to Moscow and Kiev, where he offered to mediate between the two countries' leaders and revive peace talks. At the time, he was also chairing the Group of Twenty.
During the Shangri-La Dialogue meetings, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell indicated that if military support to Ukraine stops, the war will end quickly but with that country's sovereignty falling to external aggression.
"We cannot stop supporting Ukraine militarily because we do not want peace, which is the peace of surrender, the peace of the stronger party," Borrell said.