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Top US security adviser to attend Ukraine-organized meeting in Denmark: source

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US national security adviser Jake Sullivan will attend a Ukraine-organized meeting this weekend in Denmark, alongside representatives of multiple countries, including some that have remained neutral on Russia’s invasion, a Western official told AFP on Wednesday.

The meeting in Copenhagen aims to discuss ways of achieving a “just and lasting peace” in Ukraine, the source said.

The invitees include top security officials of the United States, the European Union, and other countries that have backed Ukraine since Russia invaded last year, as well as those that have not condemned the invasion, the source added, without specifying which states.

The as-yet-unannounced meeting was first reported by the Financial Times, which cited sources familiar with the plans, saying that the meeting could include officials from India, Brazil and South Africa, though the attendees were not finalized.

Those three states, along with China, are part of the BRICS bloc with Russia, and have not joined the West in sanctioning Moscow.

The FT cited a source saying that Kyiv had asked Washington to encourage India, Brazil and South Africa, as well as China and Turkey — a NATO member that has kept good ties with Russia — to attend.

The meeting would follow a state visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the United States, which has been working to isolate Russia over its invasion of Ukraine.

It also comes as Kyiv is courting more support for a long-touted counteroffensive.

The Western official told AFP that the discussions in Denmark are expected to be informal, without a resulting official statement.

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