In his address to the UN General Assembly, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky asked the international community to band together to stop Russian aggression against his nation. “Evil cannot be trusted,” he said.
Mr. Zelensky declared in a fiery address delivered in New York that Moscow’s possession of nuclear weapons must be prevented from “pushing the world to the final war.”
Additionally, he charged that Russia had turned everything—from food to energy—into a weapon.
Widespread condemnation has been expressed in response to Russia’s total invasion.
He said that other global problems like climate change can only be effectively addressed once Moscow has been pushed back in a speech that mainly emphasized the danger Russia brings to the world.
Mr. Zelensky addressed world leaders gathered for the annual General Assembly, saying, “While Russia is driving the world to the last war, Ukraine is doing everything to make sure that after the Russian aggression no one in the world will dare to attack any nation.”
Additionally, he asserted that Russia had “no right to possess nuclear weapons.”
“Weaponization must be controlled, war crimes must be prosecuted, emigrants must be allowed to return home, and the occupier must go back to their own country.
“We must work together to succeed, and we will!” stated Mr. Zelensky.
Additionally, he charged Moscow with “genocide” for kidnapping young Ukrainians.
For the alleged illegal deportation of Ukrainian children to Russia, the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued an arrest order for Russian President Vladimir Putin in March.
However, a number of international experts and organizations point to mounting evidence that Russia has committed war crimes in Ukraine despite Moscow’s repeated denials of Ukraine’s charges.
The president of Ukraine continued by issuing a warning against “shady deals” that aim to terminate the largest war in Europe since World War Two on unfavorable terms.
But his main message was to caution the world that how the conflict turned out will have an impact on everyone.
He claimed that Russia wanted to use Ukraine as “a weapon against you, against the international order based on rules.”
He claimed that the peace plan he had been laying out for months was not just for Ukraine but also for the rest of the world.
The message was therefore direct and aimed straight at nations that had up until now refrained from participating, many of which are in the so-called “Global South,” such as Brazil and India.
Even so, a few countries have boosted their trade ties with the Kremlin.
In an effort to address those nations’ broader worries about development challenges and climate change, Western powers have been frantically rushing around the UN.
The Ukrainian president praised Joe Biden’s statement from earlier in the day, in which his American counterpart warned of dire consequences if Russia’s aggression was not stopped.
“Russia firmly believes that the world will tire of its antics and permit it to brutally oppress Ukraine without repercussion. Is any nation’s independence guaranteed if we allow Ukraine to be divided? Biden stated.
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, whose nation has given Russia combat drones and is regarded as a vital friend of Moscow, accused Washington of exacerbating the conflict in Ukraine.
“In order to weaken the European nations, the United States of America has fueled the conflict in Ukraine. Unfortunately, this is a long-term strategy,” he said to the group in New York.