At UN Security Council, Ukraine calls for support and promotion of Zelenskyy peace formula

14 January, 11:59 AM
Emine Dzheppar at a meeting of the UN Security Council (Photo:Скриншот Голос Америки/youtube)

Emine Dzheppar at a meeting of the UN Security Council (Photo:Скриншот Голос Америки/youtube)

Ukraine invites "all responsible nations" to facilitate and promote the implementation of Ukraine’s Peace Formula Plan, Ukraine’s First Deputy Foreign Minister Emine Dzheppar said in her address at the Open Debate of the UN Security Council on Jan. 14.

"(Ukrainian President) Volodymyr Zelenskyy initiated the Peace Formula,” Dzheppar told the council.

“We believe that its 10 points can bring back security and justice not only to Ukraine, but to the entire world. We invite all responsible nations to join and to contribute to peace and the rule of law by facilitating and promoting the implementation of the Peace Formula Plan.”

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Dzheppar stressed that the plan is based on the principles of the UN Charter and is meant to guarantee food, nuclear and energy security, and to prevent ecocide and future aggression.

She also revealed the value of the damage Russia has caused to Ukraine infrastructure, which she said was estimated at about $127 billion. The restoration of Ukrainian infrastructure will become "one of the largest investment projects ever," she said.

"Ukraine has become the largest construction site in Europe, which provides a wide range of opportunities for international partners to use the best practices in the field of engineering, construction and technology transfer,” Dzheppar told the council.

Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal in September said the Ukrainian government had identified about $300-$500 billion in Russian assets frozen in various countries that could be used for the restoration of the country.

The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on Russian reparations for Ukraine on Nov. 14.

President Zelenskyy first announced his peace formula at a November summit of the Group of 20 major economies. It includes restoring Ukraine's territorial integrity, withdrawal of Russian troops and cessation of hostilities, release of all prisoners and deportees, the establishment of a special tribunal to prosecute Russian war crimes, and the provision of security guarantees for Ukraine.

He also invited his partners each to lead the implementation of one of the points of the plan.

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