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Putin mocks planned Ukraine conference and says Russia won’t accept any enforced peace plans

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has mocked a planned round of Ukraine peace talks in Switzerland, warning that Moscow will not accept any enforced agreements ignoring its interests. Switzerland’s government said Wednesday it will host a high-level international conference in June to help chart a path toward peace in Ukraine after more than two years of fighting, and expressed hope that Russia would join the peace process someday. Putin claimed Russia hadn’t been invited to join June’s talks even as Swiss officials recognized that a peace process can’t happen without Russia. Russia has dismissed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s peace formula requiring Moscow to pull back its troops, pay compensation to Ukraine and face an international tribunal for its action.

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