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US President Joe Biden has not yet confirmed whether he will attend the upcoming peace summit in Switzerland, causing concern for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Zelenskyy issued a warning that Biden’s absence would be a sign of support for Russia’s Vladimir Putin. The summit, scheduled for June 16-17, is intended to build upon Zelenskyy’s 10-point peace formula and develop a roadmap for a future peace process. While 70 states have confirmed their attendance, including European leaders, Russia has not been invited. China and Brazil, accused of failing to denounce Russia’s invasion, published a joint statement calling for the inclusion of both Ukraine and Russia in any peace conference.

The absence of Biden, the potential parallel events by Russia, and the statement by China and Brazil have raised concerns about the credibility of the upcoming peace summit as a representation of the international community as a whole. Zelenskyy called on all countries to participate in the summit, emphasizing the importance of every voice in the pursuit of peace. He urged countries to either stand for peace or war, criticizing those who remain silent in the face of conflict. The European Commission reaffirmed the importance of the summit and stated that they are working diligently to ensure broad representation.

Zelenskyy stressed the need for Biden’s presence at the summit, stating that his absence would be a sign of support for Putin. The summit aims to address topics such as nuclear safety, freedom of navigation, food safety, and humanitarian support. Zelenskyy called on world leaders to participate in the summit, emphasizing the importance of unity in the pursuit of peace. He criticized those who choose to remain silent in the face of conflict and urged them to take a stand for peace.

Russia has not been invited to the summit, which has prompted concerns about the credibility of the event. China and Brazil, accused of not denouncing Russia’s invasion, called for the inclusion of both Ukraine and Russia in any peace conference. Zelenskyy urged countries to participate in the summit, emphasizing the importance of collective efforts in finding a peaceful resolution. The European Commission reiterated the significance of the summit and expressed their commitment to ensuring broad representation at the event.

The potential absence of Biden at the peace summit, along with Russia’s planned parallel events and the statement from China and Brazil, have raised doubts about the effectiveness of the upcoming summit in Switzerland. Zelenskyy called on all countries to participate in the summit, stressing the need for unity in achieving peace. He criticized those who choose not to take a stand in the face of conflict, urging them to join the efforts for peace. The European Commission acknowledged the importance of the summit and stated that they are working to ensure a diverse representation at the event.

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