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Zelensky is traveling to Switzerland to strengthen international backing.
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Zelensky is traveling to Switzerland to strengthen international backing.

The office of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced that he will be visiting Switzerland on Monday, in an effort to secure consistent support from allies as the ongoing conflict with Russia approaches its two-year mark.

According to a statement from the presidency on Sunday, Zelenskyy has scheduled meetings with the leaders of both houses of parliament, party leaders, and the president of Switzerland, as well as participation in the World Economic Forum in Davos.

The statement was made following France and Germany’s reiteration of their backing for Ukraine in its conflict with Russia.

French Foreign Minister Stephane Sejourne stated during a press conference in Berlin, alongside German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock, that it is crucial to continue providing support to the Ukrainians for as long as needed.

Baerbock stated that they will stand by Ukraine until Russia has withdrawn from Ukrainian territory, for as long as it takes.

Sejourne’s trip to Germany occurred one day after his journey to Kyiv where he met with Zelenskyy. This was his first official trip as the new foreign minister, serving as yet another clear indication to the global community.

The previous day, on Friday, Rishi Sunak, the Prime Minister of Britain, had made a trip to Ukraine and declared a new aid package for the struggling nation.

However, the disbursement of significant amounts of funding, both from Brussels and Washington, has been delayed due to political considerations.

On February 1, the European Union will convene a meeting in an attempt to resolve the issue of the 50-billion-euro financial assistance for Ukraine, which was previously blocked by Hungary’s leader, Viktor Orban, in December.

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The disputes in Ukraine and Gaza are expected to be the focal point of the yearly Davos conference in the Swiss Alps, as Ukrainian leaders attempt to prevent exhaustion among their supporters.

Over 80 countries’ national security advisers met on Sunday to discuss Zelenskyy’s 10-point plan for achieving a long-lasting and fair peace in Ukraine.

The meetings were led by Andriy Yermak, a top aide to the Ukrainian president who is in charge of Zelenskyy’s office, and Ignazio Cassis, the Foreign Minister of Switzerland.

The discussions were primarily centered on the conditions for ceasing hostilities, the removal of Russian soldiers, accountability for committed crimes, and the prevention of further escalation.

According to Cassis, discussions need to address the inclusion of Russia at some stage, but so far, neither Kyiv nor Moscow has been willing to do so.