In his address to the UN General Assembly, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy asked the international community to come together to stop Russian aggression against his nation. “Evil cannot be trusted,” he said.
Zelenskyy declared in a fiery address delivered in New York at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) 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.
Russia’s total invasion has attracted widespread condemnation.
He said that other global problems like climate change can only be effectively addressed once Moscow has been driven back, in a speech that largely emphasized the risk Russia posed to the globe.
While addressing to world’s prominent leaders, Zelenskyy said, “While Russia is pushing the world to the final war, Ukraine is doing everything to ensure that after the Russian aggression no-one in the world will dare to attack any nation.”
“Weaponisation must be restrained, war crimes must be punished, deported people must come back home, and the occupier must return to their own land. We must be united to make it, and we will do it!” he added. He also mentioned that Russia just had “no right to hold nuclear weapons”. He also charged Russia of carrying out “genocide” by kidnapping Ukrainian children.
For the suspected 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 foreign experts and groups 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 unfavourable terms. But his main message was to caution the world that how the conflict turned out will have an impact on everyone. He said that Russia wanted to use Ukraine as “a weapon against you, against the rules based international order.”
He said that the peace plan he had been laying out for months was not just for Ukraine but also for the rest of the globe.
The message was so direct and directed 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 relations with Russia.
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 repercussions if Russia’s aggression was not stopped.
In his speech Biden said, “Russia believes that the world will grow weary and allow it to brutalise Ukraine without consequence. If we allow Ukraine to be carved up, is the independence of any nation secure?” “The United States of America has fanned the flames of violence in Ukraine in order to weaken the European countries. This is a long-term plan, unfortunately,” he added.
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, whose nation has given Russia combat drones and is seen as a vital friend of Moscow, accused Washington of exacerbating the conflict in Ukraine.