Putin says the invasion was needed to guard Russia’s personal safety, whereas Kyiv and the West say it’s an unprovoked struggle of aggression and a land seize.
Impartial Switzerland agreed to host the Ukraine peace summit on Ukraine at Zelenskyy’s request however no date or venue has but been set. Zhovkva mentioned groups have been nonetheless engaged on the small print.
Zhovkva additionally mentioned the nationwide safety advisers of a document 82 international locations had taken half in talks this month within the Swiss city of Davos that centered on Ukraine’s 10-point peace plan.
Russia has not been invited to the deliberate summit and has beforehand mentioned Ukraine’s 10-point plan will come to nothing.
That plan envisages the restoration of Ukraine’s territorial integrity, withdrawal of all Russian troops, safety of meals and vitality provides, nuclear security, and the discharge of all prisoners of struggle.
“We are going to speak about a sure highway map (on the summit) to implement this (peace) system,” mentioned Zhovkva.
Ukraine is scrambling to keep up worldwide assist amid indicators of struggle weariness amongst its Western allies after the failure of Kyiv’s counteroffensive final 12 months to convey a breakthrough on the battlefield. The frontlines have remained little modified and the struggle in Gaza has just lately grow to be a extra urgent focus of worldwide consideration.
Zhovkva hailed the participation of many international locations from the World South on the Davos talks, saying Ukraine hoped to keep up this degree on the summit.
China’s consultant participated in a gathering on Ukraine in Saudi Arabia final summer season, and Xi and Zelenskyy have additionally spoken by cellphone.
Beijing final 12 months put ahead its personal 12-point plan for peace in Ukraine that includes declaring a ceasefire however doesn’t stipulate that Russia ought to withdraw from any of the territory it has seized.