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War in Ukraine: peace cannot “be a capitulation of Ukraine,” Emmanuel Macron is sure

War in Ukraine: peace cannot “be a capitulation of Ukraine,” Emmanuel Macron is sure

War in Ukraine: peace cannot “be a capitulation of Ukraine,” Emmanuel Macron is sure

Peace in Ukraine cannot be a “capitulation” of the country, French President Emmanuel Macron said Saturday at a peace summit in Switzerland.

“We are all determined to build lasting peace. And, as some of you have noted, such a peace cannot be a capitulation of Ukraine,” he said. “There is an aggressor and a victim.”

“Fair World”

Some 90 countries are attending the summit, which shows muted ambitions in the absence of Russia and China. “Together we are taking the first step towards a just world,” Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky said, adding that “the world is stronger” than Vladimir Putin.

The latter said on Saturday that it would make peace proposals to Russia as soon as they were approved by the international community.

“When the action plan is on the table, accepted by everyone and transparent to the people, then it will be brought to the attention of Russian representatives so that we can truly end the war,” he said.

Support for Kyiv and calls for a meeting with Russia

American Vice President Kamala Harris, for her part, reaffirmed the United States’ strong commitment to Ukraine. “If the world does not respond when an aggressor invades its neighbor, other aggressors will undoubtedly become emboldened,” she told about 100 countries and organizations who will meet before Sunday to draw up the first draft of the peace plan.

Kenyan President William Ruto was glad that “for the first time we are meeting to talk about peace in Ukraine and not about war in Ukraine.” “Commitment to peace makes certain fundamental concessions inevitable,” he stressed, believing that “a meeting between friends and enemies” is necessary for peace to succeed.

“Russia must be at the negotiating table,” he insisted. Antiphon supported by the Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister. “We believe it is important that the international community encourages any progress towards coherent negotiations, which will require difficult compromises as part of a road map to peace,” Prince Faisal bin Farhan said. “Any credible process will require Russian participation,” he insisted.

As for German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, he stressed that “peace is not just the absence of war” and rejected the Kremlin’s idea of ​​a “new reality” that would ratify control over 20% of Ukrainian territory. “An immediate ceasefire without serious negotiations” will only lead to “another frozen conflict.”

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen also warned that a “conflict freeze” is not a solution but a “recipe for future wars of aggression.”

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak called for “the principles of a just and lasting peace based on international law and the Charter of the United Nations.” “This is the way forward to achieve a permanent cessation of hostilities,” he said.

Source: Le Parisien

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