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World leaders join Ukraine summit in test of Kyiv's diplomatic clout

Posted on AllSides June 15th, 2024
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Michael Buholzer/Pool via REUTERS

World leaders began gathering in Switzerland on Saturday for a summit to pressure Russia to end its war in Ukraine, but the absence of powerful allies of Moscow such as China will blunt its potential impact.

Dozens of allies of Ukraine will take part, but China is staying away after Russia was frozen out of proceedings on the grounds it had dismissed the event as a waste of time and had no interest in attending.

China's absence means hopes the summit will show Russia as globally isolated have faded, while recent...

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