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swissinfo.ch | 'Real peace closer for Ukraine' despite lack of consensus at Swiss summit (16.06.24)
Eighty-four [?] out of around [92] states and [8 eNTiTIeS*] at the Ukraine peace conference in Switzerland have agreed on a final declaration. However, Swiss President Viola Amherd acknowledged there was no agreement on how and when Russia should be involved.Participating countries that did not sign the final [3-point] communique included Saudi Arabia, India, South Africa, Thailand, Indonesia, Mexico, and the United Arab Emirates. Brazil, which was listed as an "observer" on the list of attendees, also did not feature as a signatory.
*  Council of Europe, European Commission, European Council, European Parliament, OAS, OSCE, observers: UN (DiCarlo), Ecumenical Patriarchate (UA). bold face denotes signatory.
However, initial reactions were somewhat muted. "Expectations of the meeting with 57 heads of state and government were modest—and they underwhelmed rather than overwhelmed," reckoned Sebastian Ramspeck, international correspondent for Swiss public broadcaster, SRF.

"Particularly disappointing for Switzerland as host: there's no follow-up summit in another host country for the time being. Whether the Bürgenstock summit has initiated a peace process is therefore more than questionable."

ChatGPT | 78 countries at Swiss conference agree Ukraine's territorial integrity must be basis of any peace, 16 June
About 100 delegations, mostly Western countries, attended the conference that was billed as a first step toward peace.
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Testifying to war fatigue and other preoccupations, only about half of U.N. member countries took part. It's a far cry from March 2022, when condemnation of Russia's invasion led to passage of a non-binding resolution at the U.N. General Assembly by 141 countries calling for Russian troops to leave Ukraine.
A/RES/ES-11/1 (2022/141-5-35)  and A/RES/ES-11/6 (2023/94-14-73)
It wasn't clear why some developing countries attending didn't line up behind the final statement, but they may be hesitant to rankle Russia or have cultivated a middle ground between Moscow, its ally China and Western powers backing Kyiv.

"Some did not sign—even though very few—since they are playing 'Let's have peace based on concessions' game, and they usually mean concessions by Ukraine, and basically accommodating Russian demands," said Volodymyr Dubovyk, a Ukraine expert and senior fellow at Center for European Policy Analysis, a Washington-based think tank. "They also like this 'neutrality positioning'."

meaning no weapons, boots to donate, no USD to lend, and no licenses to validate?
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The Ukrainian government believes that 19,546 [?] children have been deported or forcibly displaced, and Russian Children's Rights Commissioner Maria Lvova-Belova previously confirmed that at least 2,000 were taken from Ukrainian orphanages.
archive Data Sources and Manipulation?
Memorable Quote
Andrzej Duda: "Russia remains the largest colonial empire in the world, which—unlike European states—has never gone through the process of decolonization and has never been able to deal with the demons of its past"
Start with Findland, end with "overseas territories and possessions"
by Cat on Sun Jun 16th, 2024 at 11:40:18 PM EST
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