“A crime was committed against Ukraine and we demand fair punishment” of Russia, Mr. Zelensky said in his taped address to the General Assembly.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky demanded yesterday Wednesday, addressing the 77th General Assembly of the United Nations, the “just punishment” of Russia, denouncing the invasion of Russian troops in his country and calling for the creation of a special court.
“A crime was committed against Ukraine and we demand fair punishment” of Russia, Mr. Zelensky said in his taped address to the General Assembly. As he did not go to New York, he received exceptional permission to deliver his speech via video. Cheered on by some of those present—the Russian delegation remained seated and impassive—Mr. Zelensky came down hard on Moscow.
“We will not let this entity defeat us,” he said wearing his usual khaki T-shirt, calling for a special court to be set up to “try” Russia for “the crime of attacking our state.” He uttered the word “punishment” at least fifteen times during his speech. He insisted that his country would never be neutral: “those who speak of neutrality when human values and peace are under attack mean something else.”
He asked for the creation of a special international fund to give war reparations to Kyiv, while he decided that Russia should be deprived of its right of veto in the UN Security Council.
Earlier, from the floor of the General Assembly, US President Joe Biden accused Russia of “flagrantly violating” fundamental principles of the United Nations.
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