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When second Peace Summit may take place and what Kyiv's expectations are

When second Peace Summit may take place and what Kyiv's expectations are Photo: Ukraine wants to hold a second peace summit (
Author: Daryna Vialko

The Ukrainian government is already planning to hold a second Peace Summit. Kyiv has high hopes for such an event.

For more details on when the second meeting of leaders might take place, see the material by RBC-Ukraine below.


Dates for the second summit

The first Peace Summit, which Ukraine organized jointly with Switzerland, took place on June 15-16. The event was attended by 92 countries. Among them were the countries of the Global South, which mostly do not have such a definite opinion on the war in Ukraine as Western countries.

The event resulted in the signing of a communiqué containing the three main issues of the summit: nuclear and energy security, food supplies, and the exchange of prisoners for all.

The document was signed by 84 countries and organizations. Later, Iraq and Jordan withdrew their signatures. Over time, Rwanda disappeared from the list of signatories.

As noted by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy, six more participants joined the peace summit communiqué a week after the summit.

There are already several versions regarding the timing of the second Peace Summit. Swiss Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis suggested that the next meeting on the peace formula at the level of leaders would be held before the US presidential election in November.

In turn, Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Ihor Zhovkva said that the second Peace Summit would be organized by the end of 2024 in one of the countries of the Global South.

Kyiv's hopes

The second Peace Summit could be special in that, for the first time, representatives from Russia might be invited. Ukraine is preparing for this carefully. Specifically, a plan of action for ending the war, which will be developed before the event, could be presented to the Russians at the summit.

It is still unknown whether Russia will participate in the summit. Doubts are raised by the harsh statements of Russian officials against the Ukrainian initiative.

In particular, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov complained about the "Russophobic nature" of the peace formula used to organize the peace summit. He also accused Ukraine of "giving Russia an ultimatum."

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that at the second summit, it was planned to hand over a plan to Russia to "fix the real end of the war."

He clarified that such a plan should be developed based on how the countries participating in the summit see a just peace and how it can be achieved in compliance with the UN Charter.

For more information on the results of the first peace summit, see the material by RBC-Ukraine.

Sources: statements by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration Ihor Zhovkva, Swiss Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, as well as publications of the Office of the President of Ukraine.