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Summit on Zelenskyy's Peace Formula in Malta: Meeting results

Summit on Zelenskyy's Peace Formula in Malta: Meeting results Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, Andriy Yermak (

Yesterday, on October 28th, the third meeting of national security and foreign policy advisors on President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's Peace Formula took place in Malta, according to the Office of the President.

The third meeting was attended by diplomats from 66 countries, as well as international organizations. Delegations from Asian, African, and Latin American countries participated in the summit. The Ukrainian delegation in Malta was led by the Head of the Office of the President, Andriy Yermak.

According to Andriy Yermak, the previous advisors' meetings formed a common understanding of the prerequisites for the onset of peace and a secure post-war world order. As a result of meetings with ambassadors in Kyiv, specific plans for the implementation of the Peace Formula points were developed, and international working groups focused on the technical aspects of implementing these points were established.

Attention was focused on five key points of the Peace Formula: "Radiation and nuclear safety," "Food security," "Energy security," "Release of prisoners and deported persons," and "Restoration of Ukraine's territorial integrity and the world order."

Nuclear and radiation safety

Minister of Energy of Ukraine Herman Halushchenko presented a plan for nuclear and radiation safety. The goal of this plan is a complete withdrawal of Russian military and civilian personnel, weapons, and equipment from the territory of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, and the transfer of control over the plant to Ukraine. The plan includes strengthening the role of the IAEA in monitoring compliance with the rules of nuclear facility operation, defining technical conditions for a safe return of the Zaporizhzhia NPP under Ukraine's control, and exploring accountability mechanisms for non-compliance with internationally recognized nuclear safety and security principles.

Energy security

Participants also discussed the plan for implementing the point regarding energy security. Among other things, it involves the development of the energy resilience model as part of a joint risk mitigation strategy aimed at preventing energy security disruptions and any further aggression using energy as an external and security leverage.

Uninterrupted food supply

Ukraine's First Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Economic Affairs Yulia Svyrydenko presented a plan that includes establishing international security guarantees for uninterrupted food supplies. It is proposed to enhance the protection of the port and logistics infrastructure in Ukraine, ensure the demining of sea routes in the Black Sea, and more.

Return of deported children, civilian hostages, and prisoners of war

With the participation of Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights Dmytro Lubinets, a plan for the return of deported Ukrainian children, civilian hostages, and prisoners of war was presented. The action plan includes the establishment of an international monitoring group, the determination of tools for gathering information about the deported children, civilian hostages, and POWs and gaining access to places where they are held, imposing additional sanctions against Russia and its officials for violations of international humanitarian law, and international pressure on Russia in order to grant the UN and ICRC unfettered access to Ukrainian POWs, and more.

Restoration of Ukraine's territorial integrity

The aim of this plan is to improve existing mechanisms for implementing the basic Principle of respect for the territorial integrity and sovereignty enshrined in the UN Charter. To achieve these goals, the plan suggests focusing efforts on:

  • Reform of the UN Security Council and limiting the right of veto;
  • strengthening the role of the International Court of Justice of the United Nations via recognition of the Court's mandatory jurisdiction over all disputes regarding violations of the UN Charter and ensuring the immediate implementation of its decisions;
  • establishing an early warning system for actions violating states' sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Ukraine's Peace Formula

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

  1. Nuclear and Radiation Safety (Russia's withdrawal from the Zaporizhzhia NPP).
  2. Food Security (expanding the grain initiative).
  3. Energy Security (protecting Ukraine's energy infrastructure and limiting prices on energy resources from Russia).
  4. Release of all captives and deported individuals (according to the "all for all" principle).
  5. Adherence to the UN Charter, restoration of territorial integrity, and the world order.
  6. Withdrawal of Russian forces and cessation of hostilities (restoring Ukraine's control over all parts of the state border with Russia).
  7. Justice (establishing a special tribunal for Russia's aggression against Ukraine).
  8. Ecocide and the need for immediate environmental protection.
  9. Prevention of escalation (signing a security guarantee treaty by allies).
  10. Confirmation of the end of the war.