President at the Press Conference in Singapore: Peace Summit Is the Beginning of the Path to Ending the War, Not to Another Escalation by Russia


It is only Ukraine, as a victim of war, that has the full right to initiate the path to ending it, namely the Peace Summit. This was stated by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy during a meeting with foreign media representatives on the sidelines of the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore. 

"I wish peace to all countries; I wish that no one suffers losses, that no one has mass graves, mass casualties. But it was Ukrainians who died, it was Russians who raped our people, our women, who stole tens of thousands of our children. No one has the right to tell us how this war should end. It must end according to the law, international law, and justice. And it is mandatory," the Head of State emphasized.

The President reminded that Ukraine has invited China and other countries around the world to participate in the Global Peace Summit and is ready to listen to and discuss all proposals for a resolution, but on its own platform.

“Of course, the Peace Summit is the beginning of the path to ending the war. There are three points there – this is not all, but there are three points that definitely lead to the end of the war, not to the beginning of another escalation by the Russian Federation,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy noted.

The Head of State also stated that Ukraine needs support from Asian countries on its path to peace and their presence at the Summit. He expressed hope that as a result of his visit to Singapore, participation in the security summit and a series of meetings, the countries of the region will join the Global Peace Summit.