UNITED NATIONS, February 12. /TASS/. A resolution proposing to condemn the Russian special military operation in Ukraine and reach a peace settlement is expected to be submitted for a vote by the UN General Assembly on occasion of one-year anniversary of the operation’s start, UN sources told TASS on Saturday.
The proposal is based on the so-called peace formula by Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky. It’s slated for deliberations on February 23. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba, EU’s top diplomat Josep Borrell and some other European foreign ministers are expected to participate in the UN General Assembly meeting that will discuss Ukraine.
In addition, the UN Security Council plans to hold a meeting of ministers on the situation in Ukraine on February 24, which will be attended by Blinken, Borrell, Kuleba and the foreign ministers of France, Germany and other EU member countries or their deputies.
It was originally planned that the UN Security Council meeting would be attended by Zelensky but that is unlikely to happen now that US President Joe Biden plans to visit Europe. The sources told TASS that the plans for the February 23-24 events could still change and some details are classified due to security reasons.
Zelensky put forward a 10-point peace plan at a recent G20 meeting. Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the Kremlin was unaware that Ukraine allegedly prepared a peace plan, and that Zelensky’s statements ignored the present-day reality. Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said the proposal by the Kiev regime to hold a peace summit in the UN was a nonsensical idea and a PR stunt by Washington. Russia’s envoy to the UN Vasily Nebenzya said Zelensky’s peace initiatives are a mockery of the notion of a peace plan.