A meeting with ambassadors and representatives of diplomatic missions accredited in Ukraine took place in the Verkhovna Rada. The implementation of the Peace Formula was the main topic of the event, the press service of the Office of the President of Ukraine reports.
Andriy Yermak, head of the President’s Office, said that in the process of implementing the Peace Formula, a structure of three levels for its coordination and implementation was created: the first – ambassadors of countries, the second – national security advisors, and the third and highest – leaders of states. Such a structure makes it possible to work effectively on the provisions of the Peace Formula and ways to implement it.
“We believe the Ukrainian peace plan should be taken as a basis. The logic is very simple: the war, unfortunately, is taking place in our territory. For us, for Ukrainians, and, I am sure, for everyone who is here today, all our colleagues, partners, and friends, the most important thing is to end this war. And end it so that Ukraine can return all its territories, restore its territorial integrity, its sovereignty,” Yermak said.
He noted that the Ukrainian peace plan is built exclusively on the principles of international law, the UN Charter, and justice.
“For us, the opinion of everyone who respects our sovereignty, territorial integrity, and independence is important. We are ready to hear everyone, ready to talk with everyone. I hope that, with your help, we will be able to develop as clear and concise wording as possible, allowing for the possibility of different interpretations of the points of the Formula. No matter what the correction is, the fundamental principle of the Formula – full compliance with the norms of international law – will remain inviolable,” the Head of the President’s Office added.
Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Ruslan Stefanchuk welcomed representatives of diplomatic missions in the Parliament.
“The restoration of world order and general respect for the UN Charter is possible only by restoring the territorial integrity of the Ukrainian state within its internationally recognised borders,” the Speaker said, noting that the Ukrainian Peace Formula is the formula of justice.
It is reported that representatives of the embassies of the G7 states, ambassadors, and representatives of diplomatic missions of the European Union, the Czech Republic, Poland, the Republic of South Africa, Estonia, Turkey, Lithuania, Egypt, Brazil, the Republic of Korea, India, Romania, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Spain, Latvia, the Netherlands, North Macedonia, Slovakia, Sweden, the United Arab Emirates, the Apostolic Nunciature, as well as the Exarch of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the UN resident coordinator in Ukraine took part in the event. Representatives of diplomatic institutions of Germany, Chile, Australia, Kuwait, Argentina, Cook Islands, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia joined the meeting via a video link.