Zelenskyy Suggests "Peace Plan Summit" in European Capital

Thursday, 23 March 2023

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, in his video address to the EU leaders at the summit, has suggested holding a "peace plan summit" in one of the European capitals.

"In his address to the EU Council, Zelenskyy said he wanted to arrange a "peace plan summit" in Kyiv but understands it could be difficult for all to come to Ukraine so asked if such a summit could be held in an EU capital," tweeted Rikard Jozwiak, Radio Liberty reporter.

Politico reports that Zelenskyy addressed EU leaders for about 10 minutes on a video call while visiting cities in war-torn Ukraine.

According to a European official, the essence of Zelenskyy's message to EU leaders was: "Speed up your delivery of weapons, or else the war will drag on," the official added.

According to The Guardian, Zelenskyy warned European leaders of five factors that could prolong the war, including delays in the delivery of long-range missiles, lack of modern aircraft and weaknesses in western sanctions.

The President of Ukraine in his speech at the G20 summit in the autumn of 2022 presented a 10-point peace plan that covers such issues as security, including food and energy, as well as the withdrawal of Russian troops from Ukrainian territory.

Later, he was supported by, among others, the United States, the European Union, and Türkiye, and the Ukrainian side spoke of its intention to hold an event dedicated to the peace formula on the anniversary of the full-scale invasion.

In late February, the UN General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a draft resolution (Ukr) incorporating key provisions of the Peace Formula proposed by Ukraine in the autumn of 2022 – a ten-point plan designed to end Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

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