Global Leaders Gather in Switzerland for Ukraine Peace Summit Without Russia’s Participation



Leaders and diplomats from around 100 countries have convened in Switzerland for a Ukraine Peace Summit aimed at outlining a strategy to end the conflict in Ukraine. Notably absent from the summit are Russia and its largest supporter, China. Despite these absences, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky expressed hope for global cooperation towards achieving a just peace. The exclusion of Russia from the summit has stirred controversy and skepticism, notably from Germany, Ukraine’s second-largest donor. The summit’s outcomes are uncertain, especially without Russia’s participation, as the conflict continues to rage.

  • Leaders and diplomats from about 100 countries are meeting in Switzerland to discuss a peace plan for Ukraine.
  • Russia and China are notably absent from the summit.
  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has called for global cooperation towards a just peace.
  • Germany, Ukraine’s second-largest donor, expressed skepticism about the summit’s effectiveness without Russia’s participation.
  • Vice President Kamala Harris attended the summit, pledging unwavering support for Ukraine.
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed an end to the war if Ukraine concedes four eastern regions and drops NATO ambitions, a proposal dismissed by summit participants.
  • The summit aims to achieve diplomatic unity and support for Ukraine, despite significant absences.
  • Participants are working on a joint declaration emphasizing the United Nations Charter, including territorial integrity, though detailed agreements may prove challenging.
  • Success and effectiveness of the summit remain uncertain, with future discussions potentially including Russia.

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