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Global Peace Summit Excludes Russia Amid Ukraine Crisis



  Jun 15, 2024

Global Peace Summit Excludes Russia Amid Ukraine Crisis



Ninety states from around the globe have signed up to attend a peace conference aimed at finding a sustainable solution to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. The summit, hosted by Switzerland at Kyiv’s request, will take place on June 15-16, 2024. However, Russia has not been invited to participate.

SIMPLIFIER: UNDERSTANDING THE UKRAINE PEACE SUMMIT

Q: What is the purpose of the Ukraine peace summit?

A: The summit aims to agree on a path towards ending the war in Ukraine and establishing lasting peace.

Q: Why is Russia not attending the summit?

A: Russia was not invited as it had expressed no interest in participating. Additionally, Moscow has accused Switzerland of losing its neutrality by aligning with EU sanctions.

Q: Who are some of the key participants in the summit?

A: Participants include French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, and U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, among others. About half of the attending countries are sending heads of state or government.

Q: What are the main issues to be discussed at the summit?

A: The agenda includes nuclear security, humanitarian aid, food security, freedom of navigation, and the status of prisoners of war.

Q: What efforts are being made to include Russia in future peace processes?

A: Swiss officials have stated that efforts will be made to bring Russia to the table later, emphasizing that peace cannot be achieved without Russia’s involvement.




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