A two-day meeting on Ukraine’s peace plan began in Malta on Saturday, the third meeting this year. Moscow described the meeting as “blatantly anti-Russian.” Also an ally of China, that He takes a neutral stance, however He was still present at the previous summit, and was excluded.
The 66 participating countries include the United States, the European Union and the United Kingdom, which have continued to support Kiev since the Russian invasion in February 2022. Brazil, India and South Africa, along with Russia, are also members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. The BRICS group of emerging economies was present in Valletta.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky addressed a closed meeting of national security and policy advisers on Saturday. He hopes to gain support for his ten-point plan to end the war. One of the demands of the Ukrainian peace plan is Russia’s withdrawal from Ukraine. Russia refuses to give up the four regions it annexed.
In his Saturday evening speech, Zelensky said his peace plan had support. A European diplomat confirmed this to the French news agency. “The majority in the world is gradually uniting around a common and just vision, which is reflected in the formula for peace,” Zelensky said.
Both Russia and Ukraine are preparing for a harsh winter. Ukraine expects renewed attacks on its energy infrastructure. (AP)
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