Kyiv seeks UN-mediated peace summit in February

Dmytro Kuleba, Ukraine

© APA | Dmytro Kuleba, Ukraine's Foreign Minister

# 26 December 2022 23:01 (UTC +04:00)

Ukraine's Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said that his government is looking to have a peace summit by the end of February, preferably at the United Nations, with the organization's Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as a mediator, APA reports citing Teletrader.

"Every war ends in a diplomatic way. Every war ends as a result of the actions taken on the battlefield and at the negotiating table... The UN could be the best venue for holding this summit, because this is not about making a favor to a certain country," Kuleba told the Associated Press in an interview published on Monday.

However, Kuleba insisted that Russia would have to be prosecuted for war crimes before getting invited to the peace summit. Commenting on Washington's military support, Kuleba also revealed that the Biden administration plans to make the Patriot missile batteries in Ukraine operational within the next six months.