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Three Ways Russia is Plotting to Derail the Summit on Peace for Ukraine

Three Ways Russia is Plotting to Derail the Summit on Peace for Ukraine
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba. (Source: open source)

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba has emphasized the heightened importance of the upcoming Summit on Peace for Ukraine, citing Russia’s intensified efforts to sabotage the event worldwide.

Speaking at a joint press briefing with Estonian Foreign Minister Margus Tsahkna, Kuleba outlined three distinct tactics employed by Russia to undermine the summit:

  1. Discrediting its significance;

  2. Persuading countries not to participate;

  3. Urging those who have committed to attend to do so at the lowest possible level.

“Russia is actively attempting to convince the world that the summit is insignificant,” Kuleba said, referring to a series of letters, public statements, and closed-door meetings orchestrated by Moscow.

In response, Ukraine and its allies are working to set a precedent for peace summits grounded in the principles of the UN Charter, rather than succumbing to the demands of the aggressor or mediating nations.

“President Zelenskyy and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs are actively engaged in diplomacy worldwide to rally support for the principles of the UN Charter and the territorial integrity of states,” Kuleba stated.

He emphasized the interconnectedness of recent events, including Russian actions along the Narva River border with Estonia, cyberattacks in Europe, and the attempted disruption of the Global Summit on Peace for Ukraine, framing them as part of a larger confrontation orchestrated by Moscow.

Kuleba’s remarks came in the wake of warnings from European intelligence agencies in May, alerting governments to Russia’s plans to carry out acts of sabotage across the continent.

The Summit on Peace for Ukraine aims to restore the territorial integrity of Ukraine, one of the most fundamental principles of international law. The Russian Federation has a long history of disrupting countries’ sovereignty, including Georgia, Moldova, Chechnya, and others. That’s why it is crucial for the world to gather in an attempt to prevent the further violation of countries’ basic right of state unity.

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