Ukraine, Kiev / Special Correspondent Trend E.Huseynov / "The topic of 'hot' and 'cold' conflicts on the territories of GUAM countries (Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Moldova) still remains actual for Ukraine," said the President of Ukraine, Victor Yushenka, on 14 June in Ukraine in his interview with Trend Agency and other several Azerbaijani TV channels, commenting on the issue of establishing peacekeeping forces of GUAM.
"When we consider the issue of forming peacekeeping forces, firstly we should proceed from the issue that no-one is going to use such troops without the will of the Parliament, relevant mandate or Security Council or OSCE," he said.
In addition, Yushenka considers that the history and geography provide an opportunity to, through the activity of such peacekeeping troops, significantly optimize the settlement of 'hot' and 'cold' conflicts. According to the Ukrainian President, this issue is also actual for Azerbaijan, Georgia and Moldova.
"I think that holding open dialogue and respecting the realization of the national interests in GUAM format, the partners can reach a more effective agreement on the rational use of such kinds of military divisions. I believe that such divisions may result in new possibilities to settle old conflicts," Yushenka said.
According to the Ukrainian President, to regulate these conflicts, it needs to find a new regime of confidence, new tools and ways.
"We will begin forming those policies which presently meet the issues of conflict settlement. For instance, we speak about the Pridnestrov conflict. More than one year ago, we suggested plan of conflict settlement which on the one hand, was unanimously accepted by the Moldovan Parliament and on the other hand, by the Pridnestrov side. It means that already there is a plan for conflict settlement. Now it needs to devise a schedule to implement it. I would say that the peacekeeping divisions are integral part of such settlement. Therefore, I consider that the proposal will also be interesting for Azerbaijan and Georgia because this issue still remains actual for the region," Yushenko said.