Kyiv. Ukrainian 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, mainly to mark a year of war with Russia. He said UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres could mediate in this regard. Kuleba said Ukraine will do everything possible to win the war in 2023. At the same time, he said diplomacy still plays an important role.
Kuleba said the Ukrainian government wants to hold 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 the role of António Guterres, the Ukrainian Foreign Minister said: “He has proven himself as a competent mediator and negotiator and, more importantly, he insisted on principles and honesty”. That is why we would welcome their active participation.
Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky had a phone conversation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday and sought India’s support to implement its “peace formula”. According to an official statement, Modi said Russia and Ukraine should resume dialogue and diplomacy to find a permanent solution to their differences. He assured Zelensky that India would support any peace effort.
A statement released by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) says Prime Minister Modi has asked Ukrainian authorities to make arrangements for the continued education of Indian students who had to return from Ukraine earlier this year. It may be noted that hundreds of Indian medical students returned home after the Russian invasion of Ukraine which began on February 24. Concerns have been raised in various forums, including Parliament, about his further studies.
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