Zelenskiy: “It will be difficult to hold the Ukraine Peace Summit within the year”

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The 4th National Security Advisor-level meeting is expected to be held early next year.
Talk to the British and British Prime Ministers… Discussions on military support, EU membership, etc.

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy announced on the 30th (local time) that the fourth session of the Ukrainian Peace Conference will not be held until early next year.

The Kiev Independent reported that President Zelensky confirmed in a phone call with Bulgarian Prime Minister Nikolai Denkov that the Ukrainian Peace Conference summit will not be held until early next year.

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The Ukrainian President’s Office said, “President Zelenskyy plans to hold a meeting at the level of national security and foreign policy advisers in early 2024 to further implement Ukraine’s peace formula.”

This means that the schedule is being delayed from what was originally planned.

Ukraine originally aimed to host the Ukrainian Peace Conference summit within the year.

National Security Advisor-level (Security Office Director-level) meetings were held three times this year to prepare for the summit.

15 countries participated in the first meeting held in Copenhagen, Denmark last June, 42 countries participated in the second meeting held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in August, and 66 countries participated in the third meeting held in Malta in October. As the meeting was initially aimed at gathering support for the peace negotiation plan proposed by Ukraine, Russia continued to abstain from participating and is unlikely to be invited to the fourth meeting either. China participated only in the second meeting.

In relation to this, Ihor Zoukba, the top diplomatic adviser to the Ukrainian President, predicted earlier this month, “We are preparing for the fourth meeting at the national security adviser level in late November or early December, and the summit meeting could be held in February next year.” there is.

President Zelenskyy proposed the so-called ‘peace formula’ consisting of 10 points in November 2022.

The peace formula includes the cessation of genocide against Ukraine, punishment of those responsible for war crimes, complete withdrawal of Russian troops, restoration of Ukraine’s territorial integrity, release of all prisoners of war and exiles, energy and food security, and nuclear safety.

Meanwhile, President Zelenskyy also spoke on the phone with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and British Prime Minister Risi Sunnack.

According to the Guardian, President Zelenskiy talked with Prime Minister Scholz about military support for Ukraine and Ukraine’s accession to the European Union (EU). With Prime Minister Sunnack, they discussed Ukraine’s defense needs, macro-financial support, and Euro-Atlantic integration. did.

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Source: Donga

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