Day two of the Peace Summit in Switzerland: 80 countries have signed the final document. All details online

Maryna LisnychukPolitics
On June 16, the Peace Summit takes place in Switzerland. Source: president.gov.ua

On June 16, the second day of the discussion of the Ukrainian Formula for Peace continues in Switzerland at the Global Peace Summit, which brought together representatives of more than 90 countries. On this day, the final declaration will be released, calling on Russia to respect the territorial integrity of the Ukrainian state, demanding the return of control over the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, and the release of prisoners of war and deported children.

There will also be a joint press conference between President Zelensky and his Swiss counterpart Viola Amgerd, and the two leaders will speak separately. An OBOZ.UA correspondent is at the main media center of the international meeting, and the publication is broadcasting it live.

15:30 - The leaders' press conference on the results of the Global Peace Summit has started.

15:00 - the second plenary session of the Peace Summit has ended. Later, a joint press conference with the participation of six world leaders is expected.

14:50 - According to Radio Liberty, the final communiqué of the Peace Summit was signed by 80 countries and 4 organizations. Armenia, Brazil, India, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, South Africa and the UAE refused to sign.

Day two of the Peace Summit in Switzerland: 80 countries have signed the final document. All details online

14:45 - Zelensky says at the Peace Summit that Ukraine did the right thing by putting two security (food and nuclear energy) and one humanitarian (release of prisoners and abducted children) items on the Peace Summit agenda.

This will allow us to start moving towards the full restoration of security. According to him, the dialog has taken place and can have absolutely practical steps.

Zelensky noted that food security threatens not only certain countries but the entire world, and the disruption of this system could lead to the chaos that Russia is so eager to create.

Speaking about the release of prisoners, Zelensky noted that Ukraine is doing everything to return everyone: captured civilians, abducted children and our soldiers.

"Every day in captivity is terrible, and we must release thousands of people who have had years of their lives taken away from them and who have been tortured, who are lied to that no one is waiting for them," the president said.

14:20 - US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said during the summit that the so-called peace initiatives of Russian dictator Vladimir Putin are contrary to common sense. He promised that the United States would continue to support Ukraine.

According to him, the Peace Summit defined the core of what peace should look like - the principles of the UN Charter, the principles of international law, the principles of sovereignty, territorial integrity and the impossibility of conquest of one nation by another. Ukraine can build on this to later negotiate and secure the just peace that the people of Ukraine deserve.

He also called for condemnation of Russia's horrific abduction of Ukrainian children and for their return to Ukraine.

14:10 - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau emphasizes that the world will help Ukraine rebuild after the war.

"The good thing about buildings is that they can be rebuilt. But the people who lost their lives, the families who were destroyed, they cannot be brought back," Trudeau said.

14:00 - President of Slovenia Natasha Pirc Musar sends "greetings" to the UN Security Council, which has not yet expelled Russia, which is in no way concerned about "peace and security on the entire planet."

She emphasized that Ukraine is now fighting for the whole planet, and the only way to achieve peace is to make Russia stop, because if Ukraine stops, it will be the end of the world.

13:50 Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte said that Russia was absolutely right not to be invited to the Peace Summit. He emphasized that all the participants of the Summit agree that "Russia should not be at this table now".

"There will be peace when Russia respects international principles and the UN Charter," Rutte said.

13:35 - Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis recalled how he and Zelensky came under rocket fire in Odesa and called for not turning food into a weapon. He noted that this war has become a global problem and has once again proved that every country should have the right to determine its own destiny and future.

"Food cannot be used as a weapon," said Mitsotakis.

He called for support for Ukraine until it is able to achieve peace on its own terms.

13:15 - Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni said that the Western world must unite to defend Ukraine and force Russia to surrender. According to her, peace in Ukraine will not be achieved through the capitulation of Ukraine.

12:58 - Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda said in his speech at the Summit that a process is being launched there that will lead to sustainable peace in Europe. He reminded that Russia's aggression began in 2014, and that sustainable peace can only be achieved when Russia fully liberates the occupied Ukrainian territories.

Nausėda also called for the establishment of a tribunal to punish Russia for its crimes against Ukraine.

12:45 - Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba says that the work on the joint declaration at the Peace Summit is complete - all the principled positions insisted on by Kyiv are taken into account. Its approval will be announced at the end of the meeting.

12:25 - Zelensky has already met with European Council President Charles Michel and Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen on June 16. The latter received the Order of Freedom from the President for her support of Ukraine.

Video by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland

12:00 - On the sidelines of the Peace Summit, President Volodymyr Zelensky held the first high-level meeting in the history of Ukraine with President of Palau Surangel Wippes Jr. The two leaders discussed environmental safety and the threats posed by Russia's occupation of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.

Day two of the Peace Summit in Switzerland: 80 countries have signed the final document. All details online

Zelensky invites Palau to join the implementation of the Environmental Security clause of the Peace Formula.

11:00 - The Ukrainian leader showed the coalition of dozens of countries that support the Peace Formula at the Summit. Zelensky expressed gratitude to everyone who worked to make this event happen.

Day two of the Peace Summit in Switzerland: 80 countries have signed the final document. All details online

10:00 - The Institute for the Study of War said that Russian dictator Putin managed to confuse the purpose of the Summit in Switzerland with a misleading statement about "peaceful" negotiations. The analysts pointed out that the Kremlin's information operation was aimed at sabotaging the event and partially succeeded in this by refocusing the international conversation on the absence of Russia at the event.

09:00 - The final declaration will point to Russia's guilt in launching a full-scale war against Ukraine, which has caused large-scale human suffering and destruction. In the document, the participants emphasize the need to respect the territorial integrity of Ukraine, and call for Kyiv to return control of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant and access to seaports, etc.

Day two of the Peace Summit in Switzerland: 80 countries have signed the final document. All details online

08:00 - An important statement on ending the war in Ukraine was made by French President Emmanuel Macron on the sidelines of the Global Peace Summit. He emphasized that the participants are committed to building a sustainable peace, but that such a peace cannot be achieved through Ukraine's surrender in this war.

07:00 - US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan suggested that China's absence at the event in Switzerland was due to a request from the Kremlin. According to him, this is China's true position on the war.

Day two of the Peace Summit in Switzerland: 80 countries have signed the final document. All details online

06:00 - The day before, the leaders made important statements about Russia's war against Ukraine and the approaching peace. They noted that "Ukrainians impress" the international community and called it obvious that dictator "Putin is panicking."

As OBOZ.UA previously reported, the President's Office said that there would be no bilateral talks between Ukraine and Russia. Instead, the main task of the Global Peace Summit is to deprive Russia of the tools of aggression in all spheres.

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