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Russia Dismisses Ukraine’s Peace Proposal

The Russian government has declared that talks in Davos aimed at discussing Ukraine’s peace proposals will yield no results, as Russia refuses to participate. The Kremlin’s spokesperson, Dmitry Peskov, dismissed these talks as futile, emphasizing that without Russian involvement, the dialogues are pointless.

The remarks come in the wake of a meeting held in Davos on Monday to discuss possible solutions to the 23-month conflict between Russia and Ukraine. As the tension between both countries drag on, national security advisers from 83 countries convened for possible peace talks.

This meeting, the fourth of its kind organized by the National Security Advisers, was set up to deliberate on President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s ’10-point peace formula’. The ’10-point peace formula’ demands the cessation of hostilities, the withdrawal of Russian troops, and the restoration of Ukraine’s state borders. Ukraine, resolute in its stance, declares it will not rest until every Russian soldier leaves its territory.

The World Economic Forum is a solid platform to address these concerns, with key leaders like U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and French President Emmanuel Macron prioritizing discussions on ending the conflicts in not just Ukraine but Gaza.

Compared to previous meetings, the Davos gathering recorded a growing number of delegations, including those from Brazil, India, Saudi Arabia, and South Africa. These countries are part of the BRICS alliance – their increased presence at the deliberations undoubtedly emphasizes global concerns about the 23-month Russia-Ukraine conflict.

Both Russia and its ally China were notably absent from the meeting. Russian involvement was not sought owing to Ukraine’s president’s decree that talks with Russia are illegal. The Ukrainian presidential chief of staff, Andriy Yermak, and the Swiss foreign affairs minister, Ignazio Cassis, however, implored China to participate in coming discussions.

Speaking on the matter, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said: “This is simply talking for the sake of talking.”

“This process cannot be aimed at achieving any specific results for the obvious reason – we are not participating. Without our participation, any discussions are devoid of any prospect of any results”, he categorically stated.

Russia considers Ukraine’s plan to be absurd as it seeks to achieve peace while excluding its involvement. This adds yet another layer of complexity to international efforts to bring peace to the war-torn region.

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