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Swiss president responds to Moscow's criticism regarding 'peace summit'

Swiss president responds to Moscow's criticism regarding 'peace summit' Photo: Swiss President Viola Amherd (Getty Images)

Swiss President Viola Amherd has responded to criticism from the Russian Federation regarding the preparation for a future 'peace summit' on Ukraine, reports Swissinfo.

"Switzerland is always on the side of international humanitarian law," said Amherd.

On January 16, the Russian Federation declared that the peace summit on Ukraine, which Kyiv and Bern have been working on since Monday, is supposedly "pointless and harmful."

However, Amherd criticized this statement and stated that Switzerland is on the right side.

"When you are on the side of the civilian population, you are on the right side," she said.

Amherd also added that she has already held about two dozen meetings and consultations in Davos, which have shown how highly the international community values Switzerland's efforts in providing emergency aid to Ukraine and humanitarian demining.

Global peace summit

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.

On Monday, January 15, it became known that the Ukrainian and Swiss teams are beginning preparations for a global "peace summit" at the leaders' level.

Currently, Switzerland has chosen Geneva as the venue for the planned global summit on Ukraine's proposed "peace formula."