Putin’s manipulative statements show Russia’s fear of true peace – MFA Ukraine

MFA Ukraine. Photo: ukrinform.ua

The emergence of a series of manipulative statements made by Russian President Vladimir Putin on June 14, ahead of the start in Switzerland of the Global Summit on Peace in Ukraine, suggests that Russia is afraid of the actual peace.

That’s according to a comment released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Ukrinform reports.

Putin’s statements are “aimed at misleading the international community, undermining diplomatic efforts to achieve a just peace and shattering the unity of the world majority around the purposes and principles of the UN Charter,” Ukraine’s diplomacy notes.

“It is absurd for Putin, who planned, prepared, and executed, together with his accomplices, the largest armed aggression in Europe since the Second World War, to present himself as a peacemaker and to put forward options for ending the war he started that undermine the foundations of the international legal order and the UN Charter,” the comment reads.

The ministry added that all of Putin’s ultimatums had been voiced by Moscow multiple times before so “there is nothing new in these latest statements”.

At the same time, the timing of their announcement is indicative, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs believes.

“By throwing such signals into the information space on the eve of the inaugural Global Peace Summit in Switzerland, Putin pursues only one goal: to prevent leaders and countries from participating in this summit,” the comment reads.

The fact that Putin’s statements appeared just one day before the summit is “evidence that Russia is afraid of true peace”.

MFA Ukraine is convinced that all peace-loving countries that respect the UN Charter and sincerely seek to restore peace in Ukraine are well aware of the real motives behind Russia’s statements and will not allow themselves to be misled.

“Putin does not seek peace, he seeks to divide the world. He is well aware that the powerful voice of the world that will be heard at the Global Peace Summit in Switzerland will be the first practical step towards a just peace. Russia’s plans are not for peace, but for the continuation of the war, the occupation of Ukraine, the destruction of the Ukrainian people, and further aggression in Europe,” Ukraine’s diplomats wrote.

The comment stresses the fact that Ukraine “never wanted this war, and like no other country in the world, Ukraine wants it to end”. However, the efforts of one country are not enough to force Russia to stop its aggression, diplomats note, adding that a powerful and effective international coalition of states is needed that share the principles of a just peace based on the Peace Formula and the UN Charter, with which it fully complies.

“The participation of as many countries and international organizations as possible in the inaugural Global Peace Summit is critical to forcing Russia to abandon ultimatums and move to good-faith negotiations to end the war, rather than propaganda statements under the guise of horrific missile attacks on Ukraine,” MFA Ukraine wrote.

As reported, earlier today, the leader of the aggressor state, Vladimir Putin, speaking at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, once again repeated that he is allegedly “ready for peace negotiations”, but to this end, Ukraine must withdraw its troops from all regions which the Kremlin considers as its own territory, and snub the idea of joining NATO.

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