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Security at ZNPP, access to ports and return of prisoners. Joint statement of peace summit

Security at ZNPP, access to ports and return of prisoners. Joint statement of peace summit Peace summit participants adopted a joint declaration (photo: Getty Images)

The participants of the peace summit in Switzerland adopted a joint communiqué. It includes three aspects of the Ukrainian peace formula, reports the Ukrainian President's Office.

The main aspects of the declaration of the first peace summit:

Nuclear safety. Any use of nuclear energy and nuclear installations must be safe, secured, safe-guarded and environmentally sound. Ukrainian nuclear power plants and installations, including Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, must operate safely and securely under full sovereign control of Ukraine and in line with IAEA principles and under its supervision.

Any threat or use of nuclear weapons in the context of the ongoing war against Ukraine is inadmissible.

Access to ports. Global food security depends on uninterrupted manufacturing and supply of food products. In this regard, free, full and safe commercial navigation, as well as access to sea ports in the Black and Azov Seas, are critical. Attacks on merchant ships in ports and along the entire route, as well as against civilian ports and civilian port infrastructure, are unacceptable.

Food security must not be weaponized in any way. Ukrainian agricultural products should be securely and freely provided to interested third countries.

Return of prisoners. All prisoners of war must be released by complete exchange. All deported and unlawfully displaced Ukrainian children, and all other Ukrainian civilians who were unlawfully detained, must be returned to Ukraine.

First peace summit

On June 15 and 16, the Summit on Peace in Ukraine was held in Switzerland. It was attended by representatives of 100 countries and international organizations.

Despite media reports, the peace summit participants adopted a joint declaration. It was signed by 80 states and four organizations. Among those who did not sign the communiqué were Saudi Arabia, Thailand, India, Mexico, South Africa, Brazil, and the United Arab Emirates.

As Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba explained, the document will be open. That is, even after the summit is over, the countries will be able to sign the declaration.