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PRESS RELEASE : Andriy Yermak meets with G7 ambassadors to discuss Ukrainian peace formula [December 2022]

The press release issued by the President of Ukraine on 9 December 2022.

Head of the Office of the President Andriy Yermak held a meeting with the G7 ambassadors accredited in Ukraine.

He presented to foreign diplomats the peace formula proposed by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy when he delivered an online speech at the G19 summit, which took place in Bali, Indonesia in November.

As the head of the Office of the President said, the development of such a document is important to overcome the Russian narrative, especially widespread in the countries of Africa, Latin America and Asia, that Russia is allegedly ready for negotiations and ending the war, while Ukraine refuses.

“According to the President, we need a clear and open plan for peace,” the head of the Office of the President said, informing the diplomats in detail about the points that make up the plan.

In particular, Yermak said that Ukraine promotes the peace formula at all international meetings and roundtables and explains what a fair end to this war should be.

“We strive to be open, transparent and understandable for everyone in the world,” the head of the President’s Office said.

He said: the Ukrainian peace formula is built in such a way as to end the war and make it impossible to repeat the aggression, the seizure of territories, as well as nuclear and food blackmail and damage to the environment.

Yermak said that Ukraine is counting on the support of the peace formula by the G7 states and offers the states to become leaders in the implementation of some of its points.

“In addition, we are initiating the launch of a diplomatic process to work on the implementation of the formula. The first practical step could be a meeting of leaders to show unity in the pursuit of peace,” he said.

The head of the Office of the President thanked the representatives of the G7 states for supporting Ukraine in the fight against Russian aggression. He said that their help is important both for the Ukrainian army, which is resisting the Russian aggressor, and for the civilian population, which has to survive the winter in conditions when the Russian Federation continues its attacks on the Ukrainian energy infrastructure.

In addition, Yermak called for continued cooperation in overcoming the food crisis, in particular through the implementation of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s Grain from Ukraine initiative.

“The world should know that the United States, Canada, Germany, Japan, France, the United Kingdom, Italy – we all are together. And we, not Russia, help people, especially children, in Africa, and Asia. And this crisis happened because Russia invaded Ukraine,” the head of the President’s Office said.