Posted: 11.06.2024 15:58:00

Japan’s ex-PM: Swiss-hosted Ukraine summit is not about peace

A conference at which only one of the parties to the conflict is represented is not aimed at peace – as noted by former Japanese PM Yukio Hatoyama, commenting on the upcoming summit on Ukraine in Switzerland, RIA Novosti reports

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The peace summit on Ukraine is scheduled to take place on June 15th-16th at the Bürgenstock resort, near the city of Lucerne. A number of countries have already stated that they are not going to participate in this event. Russia won’t be present either.

“If this is a peace conference, then until both participating countries join (it), peace will not be achieved. As it is, this is a peace conference of the support group,” Hatoyama believes.

According to him, such a meeting will not contribute to building peace. Moreover, it can lead to a prolongation of the Ukrainian conflict.

“The most important thing is for both countries – Ukraine and Russia – to seriously discuss and make efforts to end hostilities as soon as possible. There is no Russia at the conference, there is no China. A peace conference with only one side is not peaceful in the true sense of the word,” the politician added.