Ukraine peace summit – level 3

18-06-2024 07:00

World leaders gathered in Switzerland to discuss Ukraine’s peace proposals, aiming to pressure Russia to end the conflict.

Over 90 countries attended, but China’s absence and Russia’s dismissal of the summit limited its impact. Russia’s ceasefire plans further complicated matters. The war in Gaza has also distracted global attention from Ukraine. Discussions at the summit included broader concerns like food and nuclear security. Turkey and Saudi Arabia suggested that significant progress requires Russia’s involvement. A draft declaration from the summit blames Russia for the large-scale suffering and destruction in Ukraine and calls for respect for Ukraine’s territorial integrity. It also demands Ukraine regain control of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant and access to its seaports.

Ukrainian President Zelenskiy celebrated the summit’s attendance and predicted it would help bring about a just peace.

Difficult words: dismissal (a decision that something or someone isn’t important or worth considering), ceasefire (an agreement to stop fighting to allow discussions about peace).

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What were some of the broader concerns discussed at the summit, and what actions did the draft declaration call for in regards to Ukraine's territorial integrity?


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