Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Zelenskyy names only possible format of talks with Putin

This could work because it is a de facto border commission and will provide cover for everyone.

Russia has long since achieved its war aims which is a secure corridor to the Crimea.

Now Zelensky needs to accept that while declaring victory.  this can do it.  this war acknowledges the independence of the Ukraine as permanent.

Zelenskyy names only possible format of talks with Putin

Story by Oleksandra Zimk

Currently, there is only one model of negotiations with Russian leader Vladimir Putin. To do this, we need to use the intermediaries who were involved in the creation of the grain corridor, says Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

When asked by a journalist whether there could be circumstances for Ukraine to negotiate with Putin, Zelenskyy mentioned only one option - a document similar to the grain corridor agreement.

"Ukraine can find a model in which solutions can be found. Such a model was first used on the example of the grain corridor, when Ukraine negotiated not with Russia, but with the UN and Turkey. They, in turn, took on the responsibility of negotiating with us and then signing the relevant agreement with Russia. And that's how it worked: two mirror agreements between the UN and Turkey," Zelenskyy said.

According to him, the same model can be used in territorial integrity, energy, and shipping, when countries from different continents prepare solutions to a particular crisis. And then this document, if it suits Ukraine, should be discussed with representatives of the Russian Federation in the same way.

Peace summit

In June, Switzerland hosted the first peace summit on Russia's invasion of Ukraine. As of June 28, the final communiqué of the peace summit had 90 signatures.

Later, the head of the President's Office, Andrii Yermak, said that Kyiv wanted to hold the second meeting of the peace summit in Saudi Arabia by the end of the year.

Zelenskyy also said that Ukraine should also develop a clear peace plan. It should be ready by the end of this year.

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