World leaders call for just peace in Ukraine, but Russia’s absence weighs heavily


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European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen (left), Swiss president Viola Amherd (centre) and Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy attend a joint press conference after the Summit on Peace in Ukraine in Switzerland on Sunday. Photograph: Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu via Getty Images Bloomsday atop Switzerland’s Bürgenstock mountain. Brown cows nod in manicured meadows while world leaders assure Ukraine it will wake from its historical nightmare. After more than 800 days of conflict, the conclusions of a two-day gathering of 100 countries and international organisations echoed a line from Ulysses worth reading twice: “With will will we withstand.” The mountaintop Swiss gathering was...