Vladimir Zelensky spoke at the UN General Assembly and called for taking away nuclear weapons from Russia
Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky said at the UN General Assembly in New York that Russia has no right to own nuclear weapons, as reported by Meduza.
“Ukraine gave up its third largest nuclear arsenal. Then the world decided that Russia should become the guardian of such power. But subsequent history proved that it was Russia that most deserved nuclear disarmament back then, in the 1990s. Russia deserves disarmament even now: terrorists do not have the right to own nuclear weapons,” said the President of Ukraine.
The President of Ukraine also accused Russia of using various means of influence on other countries, including food supplies. He also emphasized that the removal of Ukrainian children to Russia and the severing of ties with their families is genocide.
“We are trying to bring the children home, but time is running out. What will happen to them next? What will happen to them? These children in Russia are taught to hate Ukraine. And all ties with their families are severed. This is undoubtedly genocide,” said the Ukrainian president.
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Zelensky noted that “every decade Russia starts a new war: parts of Moldova and Georgia remain occupied, Russia has turned Syria into ruins.” He also stated that “Russia has almost swallowed up Belarus and is threatening Kazakhstan and the Baltic countries.”
Evil can’t be trusted
“The goal of the current war against Ukraine is to turn our land, our people, our lives, our resources into weapons against you, against the rules-based international order,” Zelensky expressed concern.
Zelensky concluded his speech by emphasizing the need for openness and distrust of evil. He also mentioned attempts to make shady deals behind the scenes and called on the global community to address all issues openly.
“Evil cannot be trusted. Ask Prigozhin if Putin’s promises are worth trusting. Please hear me. Let everything be decided openly,” said the President of Ukraine.
After speaking at the UN General Assembly, Zelensky will go to Washington, where negotiations are planned with US President Joe Biden, congressional leaders, military leaders and representatives of American business.
Biden: “Russia believes the world will get tired”
US President Joe Biden, speaking before Zelensky, said that he understands the responsibility America must take on at this critical moment, and called on all members of this organization to speak out against Russia’s “undisguised” aggression.
For the second year in a row, meetings at the UN were overshadowed by the shadow of a war unleashed by Russia without any provocation, he recalled.
“Russia believes the world will tire and allow it to continue committing atrocities in Ukraine without consequences,” Biden said. “But I ask you: if we abandon the basic principles of the UN Charter in order to appease an aggressor, will each member of this organization be confident that he will be protected?” If we allow Ukraine to be dismembered, will it be possible to talk about guarantees of independence for any of the countries?” Of course not, the US President is convinced.
“That’s why the United States, along with its allies and partners around the world, will stand shoulder to shoulder with the brave people of Ukraine as they defend their sovereignty and territorial integrity and their freedom,” Joe Biden said.
Guterres: “Crazy dreams of dominance”
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Biden’s speech was supported by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who spoke before Zelensky and called the war in Ukraine an ongoing series of horrors. According to him, the war unleashed by Russia destroys lives, grossly violates human rights, separates families, traumatizes children and shatters hopes and dreams.
The UN Secretary General also warned that the whole world needs both Ukrainian food and Russian agricultural products and fertilizers, on which the stability of markets and food security depend.
Polish President Andrzej Duda, speaking at the General Assembly, compared Russia’s invasion of Ukraine to the 1939 invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union.
According to him, then and now there were crazy dreams of dominating others, but those days are gone and will never return.
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