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Peace Formula: Ukraine and Switzerland begin preparations at leadership level

Peace Formula: Ukraine and Switzerland begin preparations at leadership level President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy (Photo: Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)
Author: Daria Shekina

Ukrainian and Swiss teams begin preparations for the Global Peace Summit involving leaders of participating nations starting tomorrow, January 16. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has announced this at a joint briefing with his Swiss counterpart Viola Amherd in Bern.

"Today, we celebrated the success of our work in the Peace Formula advisory format. Switzerland efficiently organized the meeting yesterday, significantly expanding representation," says the head of the Ukrainian state.

Zelenskyy has noted that over 80 countries and international institutions are already involved in this matter.

"We appreciate this. I am grateful to President Amherd and her team for the agreement that our teams will start preparing for the summit in Switzerland at the leaders' level from tomorrow," he says.

According to the Ukrainian president, this summit should "infuse with the necessary energy everything that has already been achieved and should determine that the end of the war must be exclusively fair, and the restoration of the international legal order must be carried out in full."

"Switzerland is our partner in this," Zelenskyy has concluded.


Earlier, it was reported that at the fourth meeting of advisers on national security and foreign policy advisers to the leaders of countries in Davos, the participants presented five points of the Peace Formula.

In particular, these points relate to the withdrawal of Russian troops and the cessation of hostilities, the restoration of justice, environmental safety, prevention of escalation and the recurrence of war, as well as the issue of confirming the end of the war.

Ukrainian Peace Formula

During his speech at the G20 summit in November 2022, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy proposed a Peace Formula to stop Russia's full-scale invasion.

In particular, it includes:

  • radiation and nuclear safety (Russia's withdrawal from the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone, abandoning nuclear threats);
  • food security (expanding the grain initiative);
  • energy security;
  • release of all prisoners and deportees (release under the "all for all" formula);
  • compliance with the UN Charter and restoration of territorial integrity and the world order;
  • withdrawal of Russian troops and cessation of hostilities;
  • justice;
  • ecocide; the need for immediate protection of nature;
  • prevention of escalation;
  • fixing the end of the war.