"There are important arguments and proposals": the first session of the meeting on the Ukrainian peace formula was held in Malta. All details
On October 28, a two-day meeting of heads of state and diplomatic representatives of dozens of countries from the West and the Global South began in Malta . Representatives of more than 65 countries gathered to discuss the Ukrainian Peace Formula proposed by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
According to the head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, Andriy Yermak, there are "important arguments and proposals" following the first session of the meeting in Malta. "Our partners, together with representatives of the Ukrainian authorities, presented five points of the Ukrainian Peace Formula, which were worked on by working groups, and their vision of implementation," he wrote on his Telegram channel.
These are nuclear, energy, and food security, the release of prisoners and deportees, and the restoration of Ukraine's territorial integrity and world order, Yermak reminded.
"There were many comments, a really lively discussion. I can see now how much work Volodymyr Zelenskyy started in Hiroshima at the G7 summit, where the Ukrainian Peace Formula was discussed, followed by meetings of national security advisers in Copenhagen, Jeddah, and now Malta, as well as work with ambassadors. We are focused on very specific results - the Global Peace Summit of Heads of State," said the head of the OP.
Yermak added that during his speech at the session, he reminded that more and more states that respect international law and the UN Charter are joining the development of the Peace Formula plan, so Russia will be forced to give in to the international community and accept its common conditions.
In addition, the head of the OP reminded that Italy, Germany, Norway, France, the United States and other countries provided Ukraine with air defense systems to protect energy facilities, which is one of the elements of the implementation of the paragraph on strengthening energy security. Ukraine is very grateful to its partners for this, Yermak said.
"The end of the largest war in Europe since World War II with a just, lasting and comprehensive peace will have a huge positive impact on other explosive conflicts unfolding in the world. And today we are sending a powerful new signal to all of humanity: we are bringing peace closer. A just peace. Sustainable. Long-lasting. For Ukraine. For the world. For everyone. We continue to work," the politician said.
Earlier, Yermak said that the first day of the meeting would be devoted to specific plans for the implementation of the five points of the Peace Formula.
"Malta. The meeting of foreign policy and national security advisors on President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's Ukrainian Peace Formula has begun. More than 65 countries - the West and the Global South. Ukraine's diplomatic efforts are paying off: international support for the Ukrainian Peace Formula is growing. The large number of countries from the Global South involved in the meeting is proof of this. This is indeed a demonstration that the world is interested in justice and Ukraine's victory," he emphasized.
Some of the countries whose representatives arrived in Malta joined the discussion of the Peace Formula for the first time.
Yermak emphasized that Russian hopes that the world would lose interest in Ukraine have not been realized. Moreover, more and more countries from all continents are joining the implementation of the Peace Formula every month.
At the same time, the meetings (in Malta, and before that - in Jeddah and Copenhagen) are of a concrete nature. "These plans were developed by working groups that included representatives of the embassies of the different countries and experts," emphasized Yermak.
He added that the meeting in Malta is another step towards organizing a summit dedicated to establishing peace in Ukraine.
"We are moving towards the Global Peace Summit of state leaders. We are working on a common vision of our Formula with the countries of the world. The triumph of international law is a just peace in which the aggressor is defeated," he summarized.
The day before, on October 27, Bloomberg reported that China would not participate in the meeting in Malta . Instead, the G-7 countries, South Africa, Qatar, Turkey, and India will join, and some countries, such as Chile and Brazil, will participate online.
The authors of the article emphasized that Beijing's involvement in the peace summit is very important for Ukraine, as China has significant influence on Russian President Volodymyr Putin.