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UIs a brand new milestone in favor of peace being reached? The leaders of round 100 states and organizations arrived in Switzerland on Saturday for a convention on peace in Ukraine, which goals to extend diplomatic strain on Russia, even when the absence of highly effective allies of Moscow, like China, limits its scope.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky mentioned he would make peace proposals to Russia as soon as they’ve been agreed by the worldwide neighborhood. “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 war,” he informed the opening of the summit.

For her half, US Vice President Kamala Harris reaffirmed US assist for Ukraine: “If the world does not react when an aggressor invades its neighbor, other aggressors will undoubtedly become emboldened” , she declared in entrance of the nations and organizations gathered in Switzerland till Sunday to make a primary draft of a peace plan. On Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin “put forward a proposal. But we must tell the truth: he is not calling for negotiations, he is calling for the surrender” of Ukraine.

“There is an aggressor and a victim”

Peace in Ukraine can not “be a capitulation” of the nation, President Emmanuel Macron mentioned on Saturday. “We are all determined to build lasting peace. And as several of you have mentioned, such peace cannot be Ukrainian capitulation,” he mentioned in English. “There is an aggressor and a victim.”

For his half, Kenyan President William Ruto was delighted that “for the first time we are meeting to talk about peace in Ukraine, rather than war in Ukraine”. “A commitment to peace makes certain fundamental concessions inevitable,” he burdened, believing that to achieve making peace, there have to be a “meeting between friends and enemies.”

As for German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, he burdened “that peace is not just the absence of war” and he rejected the notion of “new reality” put ahead by the Kremlin, which might ratify the management of 20% of the Ukrainian territory. “An immediate ceasefire without serious negotiations” would solely end in “another frozen conflict”.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen additionally warned that “freezing the conflict” will not be an answer however a “recipe for future wars of aggression.” Same statement from the British Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, who known as for “defining the principles of a just and lasting peace based on international law and the United Nations charter”. “This is the path forward to achieve a permanent cessation of hostilities,” he mentioned.