The first Peace Summit was held: main results for Ukraine

Among the participants of the Summit were representatives of such organizations as the Council of Europe, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the Organization of American States, the European Commission, the European Council, the European Parliament, the United Nations and the Ecumenical Patriarchate.

French President Emmanuel Macron, German Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak attended the event. The Presidents of the European Commission and the European Council, Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel were also among the visitors. The US was represented by Vice President Kamala Harris and White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan.

During the Global Peace Summit in Switzerland, participants agreed on a common position on three points from Zelenskyy’s “Peace Formula”: food and energy security, nuclear security, and the release of all Ukrainian prisoners and deportees. The main provisions of the agreements reached were set out in the Joint Communiqué on a Peace Framework.

The final communiqué has been signed by eighty countries, including Ukraine, along with four European institutions: the Council of Europe, the European Commission, the European Parliament, and the European Council. At the same time, since the document is available for signing and after the end of the Summit, the number of countries is not final, as other partner states may join it in the future, explained Dmytro Kuleba, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Swiss President Viola Amherd at the Peace Summit.
Photo: Presidential Office of Ukraine

“This is a large number, and it includes countries that are not only Western or pro-Western countries. These are also the countries of the African continent and the countries of Latin America. Therefore, I am convinced that this is a good result,” stated Swiss President Viola Amherd during a press conference at the Peace Summit.

In particular, the signed Communiqué defines the key priorities, such as:

  • the return of the Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant to full Ukrainian control;
  • ensuring the uninterrupted production and supply of food products in Ukraine;
  • securing full access to sea ports in the Black and Azov Seas;
  • the release of all prisoners of war and the return of all deported Ukrainian children.

The document also declared any threat or use of nuclear weapons in the context of Russia’s war against Ukraine inadmissible and attacks on ships and civilian ports unacceptable.

President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, at the Peace Summit in Switzerland.
Photo: Presidential Office of Ukraine

“Independence, territorial integrity, and sovereignty were recognized by absolutely all participants of the Summit. The majority of the world. This provides powerful support for Ukraine. This is one of the successes of this Summit,” emphasized President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

At the final conference following the Summit, Zelenskyy also announced preparations for the second Peace Summit to continue working on other points of the “Peace Formula”. He noted that there are already countries interested in hosting this event.

by war.ukraine.ua