Saudi Arabia plans to hold talks on the war in Ukraine. Russia will not participate in them.
This was reported by RBC-Ukraine with reference to The Wall Street Journal.
The talks will be held between Western countries, Ukraine, and key developing countries, including India and Brazil.
Diplomats involved in the discussion told the newspaper that the talks on Ukraine will take place on August 5 and 6 in Jeddah. High-ranking officials from 30 countries will arrive there.
"This comes amid a growing struggle between the Kremlin and Ukraine's Western supporters for the support of major developing countries, many of which are neutral on the war in Ukraine," the article says.
The publication reports that Ukraine and Western officials hope that these efforts will culminate in a peace summit later this year.
It is expected that the summit will sign a document with general principles for resolving the war in Ukraine, which will then launch future peace talks with Russia.
This year's summit will not be attended by Russia, which avoids any serious talk of peace and adheres to maximalist demands for any settlement of the war.
Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 30/07/2023