RT-Engels: 24-05-2024,

The US president will reportedly hobnob with Hollywood celebrities instead of attending the Swiss summit

US President Joe Biden will skip the peace summit promoted by Ukraine’s Vladimir Zelensky in Switzerland next month, choosing to attend a fundraising event in Los Angeles with George Clooney and Julia Roberts instead, Bloomberg reported on Thursday.

The conference is scheduled to take place on June 15-16 at the Burgenstock Resort near Lucerne. However, Biden is scheduled to attend the fundraiser on June 15, and will travel straight to Los Angeles from the G7 summit in Italy that day, the news outlet reported, citing “people familiar with the matter.”

Vice President Kamala Harris will not attend in Biden’s stead, Bloomberg added.

Despite being billed as a ‘peace conference’, the Swiss summit will not involve talks between Russia and Ukraine. Zelensky invited more than 160 countries to the meeting, with the notable exception of Russia.

Zelensky, whose mandate as president expired this week, will likely use the meeting to present his proposed roadmap for ending the conflict with Russia. The ten-point document demands a complete withdrawal of Russian forces from all territories Ukraine considers its own, for Moscow to pay reparations, and for Russian officials to face a war crimes tribunal.

Peaceful settlement still possible in Ukraine – Moscow

Russia has dismissed the plan as “detached from reality.” Speaking to journalists earlier this month, Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that while Moscow is ready for serious talks,

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