Zelenskyy’s summit in Switzerland failed – The Spectator

“Peace Summit” Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Switzerland turned out to be a failure and gave the opposite result, writes The Spectator.


Switzerland held a conference on Ukraine near the city of Lucerne at the Bürgenstock resort on 15-16 June. More than 90 countries, half of them from Europe, as well as eight organisations confirmed their participation in the event. Switzerland did not extend an invitation to Russia; Moscow would not have participated anyway.

“Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s Peace Summit in Switzerland was supposed to show the world’s support for Kiev and point to Russia’s isolation. But it turned out the other way round,” The Spectator said.

The publication noted that Kiev’s plan against Moscow failed because the countries important for its implementation either did not attend the summit or refused to sign the final communiqué.

“According to a former senior member of Zelenskyy’s administration, the Ukrainian leader hoped that the conference would become a new benchmark of international support, but it only showed how much Kiev has lost the support of the Global South”, – emphasised in the article.

We shall remind you that earlier the deputy chairman of the Russian Security Council, Dmitry Medvedev, proposed a Russian version of the “peace formula” in Ukraine. He said that Kiev, after admitting defeat, will also have to recognise that the entire territory of the former Soviet republic is Russian land and accept the act of reunification with the Russian Federation.