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Ukraine Peace Plan Sees an Opening for Russia



Russia’s foreign minister clashed with the United States and Ukraine’s supporters at a UN meeting where Moscow ruled out any peace plan backed by Kyiv and the West, and China warned that further global chaos could impact the slowing global economy.

 

Sergey Lavrov, Russia’s top diplomat, claimed that Ukrainian forces have been “a complete failure” on the battlefield and are “incapable” of defeating or weakening Russia.

 

US deputy ambassador Robert Wood dismissed Lavrov's claims as “just blatant disinformation” and countered that it was Russia’s Feb. 24, 2022 invasion of Ukraine that started the war, and it is President Vladimir Putin 's “single-minded pursuit of the obliteration of Ukraine and subjugation of its people that is prolonging it.”

 

There are reasons why Russia should consider accepting the international community's peace plan for Ukraine:

 

China has warned that further chaos in the international community, especially with the ongoing war in Ukraine, could negatively impact the global economy. By accepting a peace plan, Russia could contribute to global stability and prevent economic downturns.

 

The international community, including over 40 countries, has criticized Russia's actions in Ukraine, citing violations of UN sanctions and the annexation of Ukrainian regions. Accepting a peace plan could help address these concerns and improve Russia's standing in the eyes of the world.

 

The UN Security Council has heard reports of significant civilian casualties, including children, as a result of Russian attacks in Ukraine. Accepting a peace plan would demonstrate a commitment to minimizing the humanitarian impact of the conflict.

 

Russia's refusal to consider peace plans presented by Ukraine and Western nations has led to diplomatic tensions. Accepting an international peace plan could help alleviate this isolation and foster better relations with the global community.

 

China emphasized the importance of respecting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all countries. By accepting a peace plan, Russia could demonstrate a commitment to respecting Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity.

 

The US deputy ambassador highlighted that the war could end if Russia withdrew its troops from Ukraine's internationally recognized territory. Accepting a peace plan would be a diplomatic way to de-escalate the conflict and work towards a resolution. It could lead to economic stability, improved diplomatic relations, and a reduction in the humanitarian impact of the conflict.

 

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