Summit on Ukraine: Zelensky wants to present an international peace plan in Moscow | War in Ukraine

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, with the unfailing support of dozens of leaders gathered around him in Switzerland on Saturday, promised to make peace proposals to Russia once they are validated by the international community.

Kenya, Saudi Arabia and Turkey deplored the fact that Russia, whose summit was denigrated by President Vladimir Putin, has not yet been invited to Switzerland.

This summit could have been more results-oriented if the other party to the conflict, Russia, was present in the roomdeclared the head of Turkish diplomacy, Hakan Fidan.

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Leaders from around the world are meeting in Switzerland this weekend to try to find a way to establish a peace process for Ukraine, but without Russia.

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But the majority of the approximately 90 countries present reiterated their support for Ukraine and called for a just peace based on the Charter of the United Nations.

When the action plan is on the table, accepted by all and transparent to the people, then it will be communicated to the representatives of Russia, so that we can truly end the warpromised Mr. Zelensky, at the opening of this two-day summit with measured ambitions in the absence of Moscow and Beijing.

Swiss President Viola Amherd called on the international community to prepare the ground for direct discussions between the warring parties.

A second summit is already being considered, in which kyiv hopes that a Russian delegation will participate.

The next conference absolutely should not take place without Russia. We must speak to the enemybelieves Slovenian President Natasa Pirc Musar, like other countries.

And French President Emmanuel Macron called for expand the circle of countries around the discussion table.

Ukraine says it believes this war should end through negotiations […] and that includes negotiations with Russia.

A quote from Jake Sullivan, White House national security adviser

Now, from Ukraine’s point of view, it is firstly about being in the best possible position on the battlefield in order to be in the best possible position at the negotiating tablehe added.

“The world stronger” than Putin

Together we take the first step towards a just peacesaid the Ukrainian president, adding that the world is stronger than Vladimir Putin.

Several European leaders have called on other regions to take stock of the Russian invasion in Ukraine, launched in February 2022.

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky delivers a speech during the plenary session of the Ukraine Peace Summit at the luxury Burgenstock resort near Lucerne on June 15, 2024.

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It is very important for us Westerners to listen to the voices who emphasize thatthere are wars elsewhere in the world which are ragingexplained Finnish President Alexander Stubb.

You must also understand that many of us are worriedhe said, recalling that Russia had invaded his country during World War II.

But the Russian president de facto set Ukraine’s surrender on Friday as a condition for talks. Demands rejected by kyiv and its allies, like the French president on Saturday: peace in Ukraine cannot not be a surrender from kyiv.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen poses with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

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European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen poses with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on June 15, 2024.

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Prisoners and deported children

The meeting in Switzerland is being held in the ultra-chic resort of Bürgenstock, perched above Lake Lucerne.

The final declaration is under discussion. Switzerland has acceded to certain requests from Mr. Zelensky and his allies, according to the Swiss agency Keystone-ATS, citing a well-informed Ukrainian source.

The term Russian aggression And territorial integrity of Ukraine would thus be in the latest version of the draft declaration.

Justin Trudeau is greeted by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is greeted by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on June 15, 2024.

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On Sunday, three subjects will be discussed in working groups: nuclear safety, freedom of navigation and food security, and humanitarian aspects, in particular the fate of Ukrainian children deported to Russia.

Irish Prime Minister Simon Harris denounced this child theftindicating that they expected their deportation increases as the summer months approach, when we hear repugnant references to vacation programs in Russia.

Ukrainians demand the return of nearly 20,000 minors deported or forcibly displaced in Russia.

Billions and alliances

Ukraine arrived in position of strength at the summit after the G7 meeting, the agreement in principle of the 27 on the opening of membership to the European Union and the decision of theNATO to directly pilot military support for Ukraine, according to the Finnish president.

Kamala Harris shakes hands with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

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U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris shakes hands with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during a meeting on the sidelines of the Ukraine Peace Summit, June 15, 2024.

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US Vice President Kamala Harris, who represents President Joe Biden returning to the United States after the G7 in Italy, came to the summit with aid of more than $1.5 billion, mainly for the energy sector and for the ‘humanitarian aid.

Volodymyr Zelensky has just spent the last few weeks pleading his case around the world and from the G7 to Italy with a loan of 50 billion US dollars in his pocket.

The funds will be guaranteed by the interest earned on Russian assets frozen since the start of the invasion. For Vladimir Putin, it is a theft that will not go unpunished.

The Ukrainian president also signed security agreements with the United States and Japan on the sidelines of the G7, and is once again receiving weapons from the United States after long months of waiting which put his army in great difficulty.

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