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Zelenskyy's team reports progress in Ukraine's Peace Formula talks: Advancements in 9 key points

Zelenskyy's team reports progress in Ukraine's Peace Formula talks: Advancements in 9 key points Andriy Yermak, Head of the President's Office (Photo: Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)
Author: Daria Shekina

At Boryspil International Airport, a new meeting with representatives of the diplomatic corps of various countries took place on December 1 regarding the implementation of the Peace Formula initiated by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, reports Andriy Yermak, the Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine.

The current meeting regarding the peace formula included international delegations and became the tenth of its kind.

Who participated

"86 participants were involved in the discussion: representatives from 83 foreign countries and three international organizations," the official explained.

Yermak notes the participation of ambassadors from:

  • USA,
  • UK,
  • Germany,
  • Canada,
  • Italy,
  • France,
  • Japan,
  • Netherlands,
  • Brazil, South Africa,
  • India,
  • Lithuania,
  • Norway,
  • Switzerland,
  • Romania,
  • Latvia,
  • Poland's temporary envoy to Ukraine,
  • Head of the Council of Europe Office in Ukraine, and other participants.

From the Ukrainian side, the event also involved:

  • Defense Minister Rustem Umerov,
  • Justice Minister Denys Maliuska,
  • Deputy Speaker of the Ukrainian Parliament Olena Kondratiuk,
  • Leader of the Crimean Tatar people and MP Mustafa Dzhemilev,
  • Nobel Peace Prize laureate and human rights defender Oleksandra Matviichuk,
  • the President's Office team, and others.

What was discussed and what progress was made?

According to Yermak, the Peace Formula has become a "cohesive structure, with its elements closely interconnected."

"We've made progress on each of the nine points we've already worked on," the head of the President's Office noted.

During the meeting, issues related to the establishment of a special tribunal for the crime of Russian aggression were also raised.

The tenth point and guarantees of peace

Yermak reminds that the final point of the formula - the tenth - concerns ending the large-scale war of the Russian Federation against Ukraine.

According to the official, diplomats noted that a fair and sustainable peace should be based on principles of respect for Ukraine's sovereignty, territorial integrity, and independence.

He emphasizes that the only way to ensure peace guarantees is to "defeat Russia on the battlefield." The official points out during the meeting with the international delegation that for this purpose, Ukraine must possess cutting-edge technologies and weaponry capable of "neutralizing Russia's advantage in terms of manpower and armament."

Increased number of participants

The official also states that with each meeting at the level of national security and foreign policy advisors, the number of participants is progressively increasing.

At the beginning of 2024, such a meeting on the Peace Formula is scheduled to take place, Yermak adds.

Global Peace Summit

As the head of the President's Office states, organizing the Global Peace Summit is becoming "increasingly feasible." Yermak expresses hope that this event "will take place soon."

He mentions that a fourth meeting of national security and foreign policy advisors will occur shortly.

Ukrainian Peace Formula

During the G20 summit in November 2022, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy proposed a Peace Formula to halt Russia's full-scale invasion. It includes 10 points:

  • radiation and nuclear safety (Russia's withdrawal from the Chornobyl nuclear power plant, abandoning nuclear threats);
  • food security (expanding the grain initiative);
  • energy security (protecting Ukraine's energy infrastructure, limiting prices for energy resources from Russia);
  • release of all captives and deportees (release according to the "all for all" formula);
  • implementation of the UN Charter, restoration of territorial integrity and world order;
  • withdrawal of Russian troops and cessation of hostilities (restoration of Ukraine's control over all sections of the state border with Russia);
  • justice (establishment of a special tribunal for Russia's aggression against Ukraine);
  • ecocide, the urgent need to protect nature; prevention of escalation (signing a security guarantee agreement by allies - Kyiv Security Compact);
  • recording the end of the war.