Global Peace Summit must outline path to a just end of war in Ukraine

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June 15,2024 401
Global Peace Summit must outline path to a just end of war in Ukraine

As the long-awaited Summit on Peace in Ukraine convenes at Bürgenstock Resort near Lucerne, Switzerland, the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) calls on its participants to be bold and resilient in the eyes of Russian blackmail, disinformation and global threats posed by Moscow and its authoritarian allies.

The UWC also urges participating leaders and high representatives to outline a just path to lasting peace in Ukraine based on the norms of international law and the Charter of the United Nations.

“Despite Russia’s attempts to undermine the Peace Summit, the event gathered representatives of nearly one hundred countries from all over the world, almost half of them being countries of the Global South. As UWC, we are pleased that the global Ukrainian community’s advocacy efforts combined with the tremendous work of President Zelenskyy, the Ukrainian government, and civil and expert societies helped achieve such a positive result,” stated UWC President Paul Grod. “We are also grateful to leaders and high representatives from the Global South. Their presence in the Summit is a testament to their sincere commitment to peace in Ukraine.”

During the next two days, the Peace Summit participants will discuss the Ukrainian peace formula and other peace proposals based on the UN Charter and key principles of international law. They will also try to define a roadmap on how to shape a future peace process, considering the global challenges posed by Putin’s military aggression against Ukraine, such as the nuclear threat coming from the Russian invaders’ irresponsible behavior at the occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, or Russia’s attempts to weaponize food by disrupting Ukrainian grain supplies to the global market.

As part of the Peace Summit in Lucerne, the UWC and the Ukrainian Society of Switzerland will hold a side event called “Ukraine Forum” on Saturday, June 15. Swiss and Ukrainian parliamentarians, diplomats, thought leaders, and experts will attend the event.

“We urge the Peace Summit participants to outline a just path to a just and lasting peace in Ukraine. We also appeal to the countries in the Global South not to fall prey to Russian propaganda and disinformation. Stopping Russia and its allies, holding Moscow accountable for its crimes, and restoring global justice and the rule of international law is the only way to secure global stability and wellbeing,” Grod concluded.

Source:  FDFA/POOL/Pascal Lauener


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