Russian ‘evil cannot be trusted’, Zelensky tells UN
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has told the UN General Assembly,the world to unite to end Russian aggression against his country.
Mr Zelensky said a nuclear-armed Moscow should not “push the world to the final war” in a passionate speech in New York.
In addition, he accused Russia of weaponizing everything from food to energy.
After Moscow has been pushed back, he argued, other common problems such as climate change can be addressed properly. He focused heavily on the danger Russia represents to the world in his speech.
Mr Zelensky told world leaders attending the annual General Assembly: “Russia is pushing the world to the final war, and Ukraine is doing everything to ensure that no one in the world will attack any nation after the Russian aggression.”
In addition, he asserted that Russia does not have the right to hold nuclear weapons.
The weaponisation of people must be restrained, war crimes punished, deported people must return home, and occupiers must return to their own lands.
To make it, we must be united, and we will succeed! Mr Zelensky pledged.
By abducting Ukrainian children, he also accused Moscow of committing “genocide”.
Over the alleged unlawful deportation of Ukrainian children to Russia, the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin in March.
Despite Moscow’s repeated denials, international experts and organizations point to mounting evidence that Russia committed war crimes in Ukraine.
In addition to warning against the use of “shady deals,” the Ukrainian president also warned against unfair terms for ending the war – the biggest in Europe since World War Two.
Yet his most important point was to warn the international community that the outcome of the war would affect all of us.
Ukraine was being used by Russia as a weapon against the rules-based international system, he said.