28 Jun 2023 14:02

Ukraine interested in holding Peace Summit as soon as possible - presidential office chief

MOSCOW. June 28 (Interfax) - Kiev is interested in holding a Peace Summit as soon as possible, although, according to pessimistic forecasts, it might be held at the end of the year, Ukrainian media quoted presidential office chief Andrei Yermak as saying while commenting on a recent meeting between advisors to the leaders of more than ten countries in Copenhagen to discuss the organization of a Peace Summit.

"According to pessimistic forecasts, this summit might be held at the end of the year, but this is not acceptable to us. It should be arranged as soon as possible," Yermak said.

He admitted that the summit has been delayed because "everyone wants it to produce results."

The venue of the summit is still being discussed, Yermak said. "We have several proposals: France, Denmark, Italy, Turkey, the Netherlands. Two international platforms. India during a G20 summit there. And also the UN General Assembly," Yermak said.

From 40 to 50 countries are currently prepared to take part in the summit, he said.

No representative from China took part in the Copenhagen meeting, Yermak said. "I hope there'll be one at the next meeting," he said.

U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan spoke at the meeting via videoconference.