Zelensky: Ukraine and its partners must break Russia's colonial view of world

Zelensky: Ukraine and its partners must break Russia's colonial view of world

Ukraine, unlike Russia, perceives other countries as equals, based on the principle of respect for all nations, which is the basis of the UN Charter.

This was stated by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, commenting on the accession to the communiqué of the Antigua and Barbuda Peace Summit and the Organization of American States, Ukrinform reports.

"We perceive the whole world as equals, and this is our ideological difference from Russia in international relations. We respect every nation and count on every vote in cooperation between peoples. This is how the UN Charter is structured – so that all states matter. Putin, on the other hand, wants only him or someone else whom he himself determines to matter. This is a typically colonial view of the world in Russia, which we, together with all partners, must break," Zelensky said. 

According to the Head of State, the format of the Peace Summit, the format of further preparatory work for the second Summit will ensure fair treatment of every nation, every state.

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As reported, the Peace Summit was held on June 15-16 in the Swiss resort of Burgenstock. It discussed nuclear security, food security, and the humanitarian dimension - the exchange of prisoners and the return of abducted Ukrainian children.

A communiqué was signed following the Summit. The document remains open for accession.

On Wednesday, June 19, Antigua and Barbuda and the Organization of American States joined the communiqué.

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