/ 28 May 2024

Zelensky’s desperate call

KYIV, UKRAINE - MARCH 11, 2022 - President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy is pictured during his regular address to the nation, Kyiv, capital of Ukraine. The head of state said that everyone was gaining glory for Ukraine in his or her place. The custom-size photo is courtesy of the press service of the Office of the President of Ukraine. (Photo credit should read UKRINFORM/ Ukrinform/Future Publishing via Getty Images)
KYIV, UKRAINE - MARCH 11, 2022 - President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy is pictured during his regular address to the nation, Kyiv, capital of Ukraine. The head of state said that everyone was gaining glory for Ukraine in his or her place. The custom-size photo is courtesy of the press service of the Office of the President of Ukraine. (Photo credit should read UKRINFORM/ Ukrinform/Future Publishing via Getty Images)

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky is calling on world leaders to attend a peace summit in Switzerland next month after another series of deadly Russian missile strikes, including one on a hardware shop that killed at least 16 people in the northeast city of Kharkiv. Zelensky made the request in a video message, specifically calling out presidents Joe Biden and Xi Jinping to attend the event that’s slated to start on 15 June. Whether they or any other leaders will go is TBC, but Zelensky really wants them there… “Please, show your leadership in advancing the peace – the real peace and not just a pause between the strikes.” Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is ongoing, and Zelensky has rejected reports that Putin is ready to negotiate a ceasefire, saying it would only help Russia to rearm and regroup.

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