The potential impact of Biden not attending the Ukraine peace summit

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky has urged President Biden to attend a peace summit in Switzerland. Biden’s absence could be seen as a win for Putin and would pose a huge blow to Ukraine. With Russian aggression escalating, Ukraine is in dire need of international support. The summit aims to foster discussions on achieving lasting peace in Ukraine, but obstacles remain with key players like Russia and China not expected to participate at a high level. While the outcome of the summit is uncertain, Zelensky is pushing for discussions on critical issues like the return of political prisoners and Russian troop withdrawal from Ukrainian territory. The Swiss government, which is hosting the summit, acknowledges that success is not guaranteed, but emphasizes the importance of starting the peace process. It remains to be seen whether the summit will lead to tangible results or simply serve as a diplomatic forum.