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Ukrainian negotiators on Tuesday proposed a mechanism similar to Article 5 of the 1949 North Atlantic Treaty, the founding document of NATO, to guarantee the security of Ukraine. The proposal would require the guarantors to hold consultations within three days of the start of any war, aggression, military operation, and any disguised, hybrid war against Ukraine. “After which [the guarantors] are legally obliged to provide military assistance to our country, in particular in the form of armaments and the closure of the skies,” the Ukrainian government said in a statement. The suggested guarantors include the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council: the United States, Great Britain, France, China, and the Russian Federation. Ukraine also wants Turkey, Germany, Canada, Italy, Poland, and Israel to be listed as guarantors. However, some territories under dispute will not be covered by the security guarantee. “As for the temporarily occupied territories of the …