The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, has expressed her rejection of equal peace negotiations between Russia and Ukraine. During the G7 summit held in Hiroshima, Japan, von der Leyen emphasized the importance of seeking a just peace and favored the “formula for peace” presented by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
According to von der Leyen, it is necessary to reject negotiations that equate the aggressor and the victim in the conflict. Ukrainians want peace above all else, but a peace that is just and respects their interests. The “formula for peace” presented by Zelensky at the G20 summit last November includes points such as radiological and nuclear safety, the release of all prisoners, the restoration of Ukraine’s territorial integrity, the withdrawal of Russian troops, and the cessation of hostilities, among others.
However, Moscow has rejected this proposal and called it “unacceptable,” arguing that it ignores the reality on the ground. Von der Leyen’s stance reflects his support for Ukraine’s position and his concern to reach a solution that takes into account the country’s interests and security.
Von der Leyen’s statement during the G7 summit highlights the importance of seeking a just and sustainable peace in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine and shows his support for Zelensky’s efforts to find a solution to resolve the existing problems in the region.
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