Ukraine Seeks Support for Peace and Territorial Integrity at Swiss Summit Amidst Global Attendance

At a peace conference held in Switzerland, following the G7 Summit in Italy, leaders and representatives from over 90 countries and global institutions gathered to discuss the path to peace in Ukraine. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky seeks increased support for Kyiv, emphasizing the importance of involving global players to exert influence over Russia. The conference aims to find common ground between Ukraine’s proposed 10-point plan to end the conflict and UN resolutions, without the participation of Russia and with China refusing to attend due to its expectations not being met.

  • The peace conference on Ukraine took place near the Bürgenstock resort in Switzerland, immediately following the G7 Summit in Italy.
  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is seeking to garner more support for Kyiv, emphasizing the strategic importance of involving countries from the global South to influence Russia.
  • Over 90 countries and global institutions are attending the summit, with U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris representing the United States in place of President Joe Biden.
  • The conference focuses on aligning Ukraine’s 10-point plan for ending the conflict with UN resolutions that have already garnered broad support.
  • Key aspects of Ukraine’s plan include the restoration of Ukraine’s territorial integrity, the withdrawal of Russian troops, securing food, energy, and nuclear safety, releasing all prisoners and deportees, and establishing a tribunal to prosecute Russian war crimes.
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin has stated that Russia would only end the conflict if Kyiv cedes four provinces claimed by Moscow and abandons aspirations to join NATO.
  • Russia was not invited to the summit, and China has refused to participate, citing the exclusion of Russia as not meeting its expectations for the talks.

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