13:02 28.05.2024

Zelenskyy: Biden’s absence at Peace Summit would be ‘not very strong decision,’ one Putin will applaud with a standing ovation

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Zelenskyy: Biden’s absence at Peace Summit would be ‘not very strong decision,’ one Putin will applaud with a standing ovation

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelenskyy called the potential absence of American leader Joseph Biden at the Peace Summit “not a very strong decision,” which Vladimir Putin will personally applaud, and a standing ovation at that.

“I would really like for US President Joseph Biden to be personally present. And I know that America supports the Peace Summit, but you and I don’t know at what level. I think this is not a very strong decision. I think so for all respect for every person in the United States, because they help us a lot," he said at a press conference with the Belgian prime minister in Brussels on Wednesday.

But now, according to Zelenskyy, everything is very simple: “There will be a Peace Summit, which is organized by the whole world, and then there will also be something that Russia will try to do. And I believe that President Biden is needed by the Peace Summit and is needed by other leaders who are watching the US reaction."

“Putin will only applaud his absence. Putin will personally applaud. He will give a standing ovation,” the head of state emphasized.

Zelenskyy also said that he is still waiting for an answer about the participation of China, Brazil and several representatives of the African continent in the Peace Summit, however, according to him, there are already positive signals from the latter.

The President of Ukraine also noted that every vote is very important and thanked those leaders who have already supported the Peace Summit.

Zelenskyy said earlier that 90 states have already said they would attend the Peace Summit.

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