Ukraine: West must do more to accept peace plan, says Olena Zelenska By Reuters

© Reuters. First Lady of Ukraine Olena Zelenska at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. /Photo taken January 18, 2023/REUTERS/Arnd Wigmann

ZURICH (Reuters) – Ukraine’s Western allies could accelerate the implementation of Kyiv’s 10-point peace plan if they each take on one of its components, the Ukrainian president’s wife said in an interview published on Saturday.

Olena Zelenskaya, speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, told the Swiss daily Neue Zuercher Zeitung that the West’s failure to quickly provide Ukraine with the weapons needed to repel Russian forces cost lives and caused the destruction of many infrastructures.

“The plan is moving forward,” she said. “It includes a judicial component, which, in particular, provides for the creation of an international tribunal to consider war crimes, as well as the return of prisoners of war to Ukraine.”

“Each country can take on a component.”

In the ten-point peace plan, presented in November last year, Volodymyr Zelensky outlined the requirements for food and energy security and the creation of mechanisms to avoid escalation of conflict in the Euro-Atlantic region.

Olena Zelenska said that the rapid supply of weapons would increase Ukraine’s chances of winning the war.

(Report by John Stonestreet; French version by Camille Raynaud)

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