Ukraine says they want a peace summit hosted at the United Nations. The only catch is Russia needs to face a tribunal first.
The foreign minister of Ukraine is hoping the summit could take place by the end of February.
Saying quote….”every war ends in a diplomatic way. Every war ends as a result of the actions taken on the battlefield and at the negotiating table. The United Nations could be the best venue for holding this summit because this is not about making a favor to a certain country.”
The idea of a ‘global peace summit’ was suggested by Ukrainian president Vladimir Zelensky earlier this month. He said should focus on a ten-point “peace formula” that he drew up. This includes the restoration of Ukraine’s “territorial integrity,” the withdrawal of Russian troops, an “all for all” prisoner swap, as well as a tribunal for those Kyiv accuses of aggression.
Russia responded by saying this “peace summit” would be unworkable if Russia would not be invited.Still, Russian President Vladimir Putin reiterated that the kremlin is still open to talks over Ukraine, adding that it is Kyiv that is refusing to negotiate.
Moscow has also insisted that Ukraine must “recognize the reality on the ground,” including the new status of the four regions which voted to become part of Russia as a prerequisite for any peace talks.