Peace Summit: Zelenskyy explains what Ukraine wants

Peace Summit: Zelenskyy explains what Ukraine wants

Volodymyr Zelenskyy / Photo: Associated Press

Invitations to participate in the Global Peace Summit have been sent to over 150 countries and international organizations worldwide.

At the Peace Summit, which will take place in June, Ukraine plans to discuss important aspects.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced this during a meeting with journalists on May 16.

"We want to receive a communiqué as a result. We want to achieve energy security, including nuclear. Because I believe that everyone is interested in this, and it can give us the opportunity to anticipate another winter. We want to ensure freedom of navigation. Any cargo should be able to navigate through Ukrainian waters without risk. This is about the safety of people in Odesa and in the south in general. Because they attack the ports - it's about infrastructure, the sea, and the economy. And to take a serious step towards the exchange of prisoners. In the humanitarian aspect, the exchange of prisoners is a double issue, like with energy. Energy - nuclear security - is something everyone supports. It seems to me that where there is nuclear security, we can also talk about the overall security of the energy system. Regarding the exchange. As for the exchange of prisoners, there is also the issue of the return of children. So, essentially, these are the things we want to achieve," the President explained.

The conference, which the Ukrainian authorities refer to as the Global Peace Summit, will take place on June 15-16. It is expected that from 80 to 100 countries will participate in the meeting at the resort of Bürgenstock, near the city of Lucerne in Switzerland.

In Russia, which was not invited to the summit, it was stated that negotiations on peace in Ukraine, planned for June in Switzerland would be meaningless without Russia's participation. Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said that any actions regarding Ukraine that "ignore Russia's position are detached from reality".

Currently, it is known that over 50 countries have confirmed their participation in the June summit in Switzerland, which aims to find ways to achieve sustainable peace in Ukraine.

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