Zelensky in the Philippines to promote a peace summit, while Zaporizhia is in a precarious situation (the 831st day of war)

During this weekend, the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, was at the main Asian security and defense forum. Zelensky appeared by surprise, on Sunday, at the Shangri-La Dialogue, the main security and defense forum in Asia, to ask for support from the Asia-Pacific countries for the world peace summit that will take place, June 15th to 16th, in the Swiss resort of Bürgenstock.

In his speech in Singapore, Zelensky expressed “disappointment” that some countries, such as China, had not confirmed their presence at the summit and accused Moscow of trying to “derail” efforts to achieve air peace.

Zelensky met, according to Philippine television ABS-CBN, with his counterpart, Ferdinand Marcos, who expressed all possible support for resolving the conflict in Ukraine. While Zelensky was in Asia, Ukraine’s energy situation worsened: several regions were left without electricity due to damage caused by Russian attacks.

The director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Grossi, said that the situation at the Zaporijia nuclear plant, under Russian control in Ukraine, remains precarious after the April attacks.

“In early April, the Zaporijia plant was directly attacked for the first time in almost a year and a half. These attacks violated the first of the five principles for protecting the Zaporijia plant that I first presented a year ago,” explained the leader of the United Nations nuclear agency.

Other news that marked the day:

⇒ For Russia, the The West is to blame for the escalation of the war. We know that Western countries are following the path of escalation. Therefore, all necessary measures will be taken on our part to neutralize the threats associated with this escalation,” said Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Alexander Grushko. Russian diplomacy spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said I had previously stated that NATO will have to respond for Ukrainian attacks on Russian territory with Western weapons.

⇒ A China denies pressure on other countries to avoid participating in the peace summit, contrary to Zelensky’s statements. “Using the policy of force is not the style of Chinese diplomacy (…). China’s position is open and transparent and, in no case, do we exert pressure on other countries “, Mao Ning, spokesman for the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, told the press.

⇒ Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba stressed that the authorization of Kiev’s allies to use their weapons against targets in Russia does not mean that the Armed Forces have a “charter white”.

⇒The US will be represented by Vice President Kamala Harris at the Peace Conference for Ukraine. According to a statement from the United States Presidency, on this trip Harris is expected to highlight “the Biden-Harris Government’s commitment to encouraging Ukraine’s efforts to ensure a just and lasting peace, based on sovereignty of Ukraine, territorial integrity and the principles of the Charter of the United Nations”.

⇒ Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arrived in Guinea-Conakry today, on a visit to West Africa, where coups d’état and growing discontent with the West have contributed to some countries returning to Moscow. Lavrov met with his counterpart from Guinea-Conakry, Morissanda Kouyaté, according to the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


Francesco Giganti

Journalist, social media, blogger and pop culture obsessive in newshubpro

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