Kyiv. Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said on Monday that his government plans to hold a peace summit at the United Nations by the end of February, primarily to mark one year of Russia’s war. He said that United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres could play the role of mediator in this. Kuleba said that Ukraine will do whatever it can to win the war in 2023. At the same time, he said that diplomacy always plays an important role.
Kuleba said that the Ukrainian government wants to organize a peace summit by the end of February. He said, ‘The United Nations can be the best place to organize this summit, because it will not depend on any particular country.’ Regarding Guterres’s role, Ukraine’s foreign minister said, “He has proved himself as a skilled mediator and negotiator, and most importantly, he has insisted on principle and honesty.” That’s why we would welcome their active participation.
On the other hand, Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky had a phone conversation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday and during this sought India’s support in implementing his ‘peace formula’. According to an official statement, Modi said that Russia and Ukraine should return to dialogue and diplomacy to find a permanent solution to their differences. He assured Zelensky that India would support any peace effort.
A statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said that Prime Minister Modi requested the Ukrainian authorities to make arrangements for the continuation of education of Indian students who had to return from Ukraine earlier this year. It may be noted that hundreds of Indian medical students had returned home after the Russian invasion of Ukraine that began on 24 February. Concerns have been expressed on various forums including the Parliament regarding his further studies.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : December 27, 2022, 01:47 IST