Summit Achieves Milestone in Defining Just Peace for Ukraine

Written from White House press releases

KYIV, Ukraine — Presidents Viola Amherd, Switzerland, and Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Ukraine, hosted a summit this weekend, which gathered representatives from 100 countries and institutions worldwide. The summit aimed to solidify global support for a “just peace,” firmly grounded in the principles of the United Nations Charter, international law, sovereignty, and territorial integrity, according to press releases from the White House.

In his address, President Amherd lauded the summit’s success in uniting diverse nations and organizations to endorse these fundamental principles. “This summit has defined the core character of what a just peace looks like,” he stated, emphasizing the global consensus against any nation conquering another by force.

The summit’s discussions empowered Ukraine to negotiate confidently to secure its sovereignty and territorial integrity. President Zelenskyy highlighted the importance of practical steps agreed upon by the working groups, focusing on food security, nuclear security, and the urgent return of abducted children.

The weekend’s events contrasted sharply with recent statements from President Putin. Putin’s vision for peace, demanding Ukraine relinquish additional territory and disarm, was deemed unacceptable by the summit participants. “No responsible nation can say that is a reasonable basis for peace,” Amherd remarked, condemning Putin’s demands as a violation of the UN Charter and basic morality.

In contrast, the collective vision of peace presented at the summit, rooted in universal principles, was hailed as the path forward. “This summit is a critical milestone on the path toward a just peace,” Amherd concluded, pledging continued U.S. support for Ukraine until peace is achieved.

The summit underscored the international community’s commitment to a just and lasting peace, setting the stage for future negotiations and collaborative efforts to ensure Ukraine’s sovereignty and security.


June 12, 2024

Statement from Jake Sullivan on Russian crimes against Ukrainian children

Since launching its full-scale invasion of Ukraine, members of Russia’s forces and other Russian officials have deported hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian civilians to Russia, including children who have been forcibly separated from their families. We are aware of new and credible reports that Russian authorities are listing abducted Ukrainian children on Russian adoption websites. This is despicable and appalling. These Ukrainian children belong with their families inside Ukraine. Russia is waging a war not just against the Ukrainian military – but against the Ukrainian people. As the President has said before, Russia is committing war crimes and crimes against humanity in Ukraine. We will continue to stand with the Ukrainian people as we help them defend against Russia’s barbaric war of aggression.


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