As the war in Ukraine grinds on, some hope rests in a peace process started by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. This resulted in a meeting in Malta of 66 countries, with Belarus and Russia not present. China did not attend this meeting after attending a peace meeting in August in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. This meeting expanded the number of countries that are now working with Ukraine to try and ensure peace.

President Zelenskyy laid out a ten-point peace process, addressing issues such as food security, energy security and holding Russia accountable for war crimes committed in Ukraine. This process will also designate how Russia will compensate Ukraine for the destruction caused during the invasion. Peace will also allow Ukraine to fully re-enter the international market, as it is being prevented by a Russian naval blockade that has been only slightly pushed back from the Black Sea.

There are plans for a bigger summit later on, but as war continues in both the Middle East and Europe, attention is split , affecting the Ukrainian war effort.

Ukraine Ambassador to Australia Vasyl Musrenchenko explains the inner workings of these peace talks and their desired effects.

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First aired on The Wire, Wednesday 1 November 2023