Zelensky urges West to do more for a 'fair peace' after D-Day

President Volodymyr Zelensky on Friday said he hoped a summit hosted by Switzerland this month on bringing peace to Ukraine could hasten a fair end to the conflict.

"The inaugural peace summit could become a format that would bring closer a just end to this war," Zelensky told the French parliament in an address more than two years after Russia invaded Ukraine.

"I am grateful for all you are already doing and it is a lot. But for a fair peace, more must be done," he said.

He warned that 80 years after the D-Day landings of World War II, Europe was "unfortunately no longer a continent of peace".

"It is in Ukraine that lies the key to the security of Europe," he said, implying peace could not be made along the current lines of control.

"Because without control on Ukraine, Russia will have to be a normal national state and not a colonial empire that is constantly looking for new territory in Europe, as well as Asia and Africa," he said.

'Simply unthinkable' -

U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday vowed that under his leadership, the United States "will not walk away" from Ukraine "because if we do, Ukraine will be subjugated and it will not end there".

"Ukraine's neighbours will be threatened, all of Europe will be threatened," he said, describing Russian President Vladimir Putin as a "tyrant bent on domination".

His message that D-Day provided lessons for the present was echoed by French President Emmanuel Macron, who spoke at a ceremony attended by Zelensky overlooking Omaha Beach, where U.S. troops came ashore in 1944.

"Thank you to the Ukrainian people for their bravery," Macron said as guests rose in a standing ovation to acknowledge Zelensky, and French jets roared above in a...

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