Summit in Switzerland, Zelensky: “This is the first step towards a just peace”


By John

We will not be able to decree peace for Ukraine today but we hope to begin the process. The UN charter forms the basis of law, Russia has attacked it in the most brutal way. If we want to inspire the spirit of peace, Moscow must be involved at some point, we are all aware of this. As an international community we can prepare the ground for negotiations between the two warring parties.” He said this Viola AmherdPresident of the Swiss Confederation, opening the Lucerne Peace Summit.

“The Global Peace Summit begins with the registration of 100 States and international organizations from all continents and all parts of the world, representing different perspectives but united by respect for international law and each other. America Latin, Middle East and Asia, Africa, Europe, Pacific, Australia, North America: all present. Together we are taking the first step towards a just peace, based on the United Nations Charter and the fundamental principles of international law“. He writes it on X Volodymyr Zelensky.

Today, as part of the Peace Summit in Ukraine and her sixth meeting with Zelensky, US Vice President Kamala Harris announces that the United States will provide over 1.5 billion dollars through USAID and the State Department to support the population Ukrainian from a civil point of view. This can be read in a note released by the White House. Zelensky has arrived at Burgenstock, the ultra-luxury lake-view resort near Lucerne, where he will meet the accredited press in the early afternoon. The official opening of the works will take place around 5.30pm. Announcing the meeting between Harris and Zelensky, a US administration official had previously stressed that “our priority at the summit is to emphasize that the United States supports Ukraine's efforts to secure a just and lasting peace based on the principles of the Charter of the UN”.

Harris, the same source explained, “will make it clear that Ukraine's battle is not just about Ukraine. The stakes are global. What is at stake are international rules and norms and we believe that if we allow a aggressor like Putin to violate these principles with impunity, then all countries are threatened because aggressors around the world would feel empowered.”

“This funding will help repair war-damaged energy infrastructure, expand energy production, encourage private sector investment, and protect energy infrastructure,” the White House said in a statement. “These efforts will help Ukraine respond to Russia's latest attacks on the country's energy infrastructure by supporting repair and recovery, improving Ukraine's resilience to energy supply disruptions, and laying the foundation for the repair and expansion of Ukrainian energy system”.

On the humanitarian front, however, US funds will be used to help respond to the urgent needs of refugees, internally displaced people and communities affected by conflict due to Russia's brutal war against the Ukrainian people. This support includes food assistance, health services, shelter and water, sanitation and hygiene services for millions of vulnerable Ukrainians within the country and in the region.