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About dozen peace plans for Ukraine exist, including secret ones — Swiss Foreign Minister

According to Ignazio Cassis, it necessary to review as many proposal during the conference in Switzerland as possible

UNITED NATIONS, February 24. /TASS/. There are currently approximately 10 peace plans for Ukraine that exist in the global community at this point, most of them are known to the public, but several ones remain secret, Swiss Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis said.

"There is a total of approximately ten peace plans that exist at this point. […] Obviously, we are talking about the 10-point peace plan of [Ukrainian President Vladimir] Zelensky, and then there are six of seven public ones; there are also secret plans," he told reporters during a briefing at the UN headquarters in New York.

According to Cassis, it necessary to review as many proposal during the conference in Switzerland as possible.

"There are many ideas. There are states that have certain ideas, and this conference must make it possible to analyze them, to find a common denominator, and to move on step by step, using it as a foundation," the foreign minister said.

Following the meeting with Zelensky on January, President of Switzerland Viola Amherd announced that he asked Switzerland to hold a high-level peace conference, and Bern reacted positively to this request. Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Cassis said during the press conference in Davos that Russia must be included in the peace settlement discussion.

Switzerland, which is neither a part of NATO or the EU, supports the EU’s anti-Russian sanctions. In 2022, the Russian government approved a list of foreign states and territories that carry out unfriendly actions against Russia, its citizens and its companies. The Swiss Confederation is included in this list.

Zelensky, while addressing the G20 summit in November 2022 by video link, put forward a so-called ten-point plan for achieving peace, which does not take into account Moscow’s stance. In particular, it implies the complete withdrawal of the Russian army to the 1991 borders and the return of control to Ukraine in the "exclusive economic zone" in the Sea of Azov and the Black Sea. Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov later said that Kiev's statements about a peace settlement were made without taking into account the existing realities. Moscow sees no progress in the peace process around Ukraine and therefore will continue the special military operation.