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Ukrainian envoy hails Poland's role in upcoming peace talks

04.08.2023 08:00
Ukraine’s ambassador to Warsaw has welcomed Poland's expected participation in the weekend's multinational talks on peace in his country.
Vasyl Zvarych
Vasyl ZvarychPhoto: PAP/Marek Zakrzewski

Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Paweł Jabłoński on Monday confirmed that Poland would join multinational talks in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia this weekend to discuss peace in Ukraine.

The Ukrainian ambassador, Vasyl Zvarychtweeted on Thursday that his country "is very interested in Poland taking part in talks on the implementation of the peace formula proposed by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky."

"This is our common interest," Zvarych said on the X social media platform, formerly known as Twitter.

He hailed "Poland's role in European security architecture" and Warsaw's contribution to international efforts to support "Ukraine's defence against Russian aggression."

Ukraine and its allies aim to rally global support for a peace blueprint in talks hosted by Saudi Arabia this weekend, the Reuters news agency reported.

The gathering is expected to begin on Friday, with the main discussions on Saturday and Sunday.

Officials from some 40 countries are set to discuss key principles that would underpin any peace settlement to end Russia's war in Ukraine, according to Reuters.

Zelensky's 10-point formula for a peace settlement includes calls for the full restoration of Ukraine's territorial integrity, a full withdrawal of Russian troops, the protection of food and energy supplies, nuclear safety and the release of prisoners.

Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022, launching the largest military campaign in Europe since World War II.

Friday is day 527 of Russia’s war on Ukraine.


Source: PAP, Reuters