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International Conference Reaffirms Support for “Territorial Integrity” of Ukraine

HeadlineJun 17, 2024

More than 90 countries participated in a two-day conference in Switzerland to discuss ways to end Russia’s war on Ukraine, but Russia was not invited to attend the talks. Most of the countries attending signed a joint communiqué stating the “territorial integrity” of Ukraine must be the basis of any peace deal. Ahead of the talks, Russian President Vladimir Putin put forward his own ceasefire proposal that involved Ukraine dropping its ambitions to join NATO and to hand over areas of Ukraine claimed by Moscow. Speaking in Switzerland, Vice President Kamala Harris criticized Putin’s offer.

Vice President Kamala Harris: “And let nothing about the end of this war be decided without Ukraine. By contrast, however, yesterday Putin put forward a proposal. But we must speak truth: He is not calling for negotiations; he is calling for surrender.”

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