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Zelenskyy urges ‘simply punishment’ for Russia over invasion

By Mario Villar

United Nations, Sep 22 (EFE).- Russia deserves “simply punishment” for its invasion of Ukraine, president Volodymyr Zelenskyy informed the United Nations Basic Meeting in an impassioned speech. 

In a pre-recorded handle late Wednesday, the Ukrainian chief referred to as for higher army help from the worldwide neighborhood simply hours after Russia’s Vladimir Putin introduced a “partial mobilization” of military reservists and threatened using nuclear weapons. 

Putin’s remarks set the agenda on the second day of the UN meeting Wednesday, which Russia didn’t attend and got here amid Kyiv’s ongoing counteroffensive within the nation’s Kharkiv area. 

Zelenskyy, talking from Kyiv, mentioned Putin’s invasion was a “crime” towards Ukraine, its residents and UN values. 

“Against the law has been dedicated towards Ukraine, and we demand simply punishment,” the president, talking in English, informed dignitaries gathered on the UN headquarters in New York. 

The punishment, he added, ought to contain sanctions, a halt in commerce and relations with Russia, the withdrawal of its voting powers in worldwide our bodies, visa restrictions and the creation of a particular tribunal to prosecute crimes dedicated within the invasion. 

He dismissed the opportunity of peace talks at current, insisting that Moscow’s push for negotiations sought to purchase time to be able to regroup army forces. 

“Russia needs to spend the winter on the occupied territory of Ukraine and put together forces to try a brand new offensive.

“New Buchas, new Izyums… Or at the least it needs to organize fortifications on occupied land and perform army mobilization at dwelling,” he added, referring to Ukrainian cities the place Russian forces allegedly carried out massacres. 

“We can’t comply with a delayed battle. As a result of it is going to be even hotter than the battle now.”

Zelenskyy, a former actor turned war-time president, referred to as on allies to offer additional army help, significantly long-range weaponry and air protection expertise to assist bolster the Ukrainian counteroffensive towards Russian-occupied areas in japanese and southern components of the nation. 

“We will return the Ukrainian flag to our complete territory. We will do it with the drive of arms. However we’d like time,” he mentioned, whereas additionally petitioning for extra monetary assist. 

President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, delivers his video handle through the 77th Basic Debate at United Nations Headquarters in New York, 21 September 2022.  EFE/EPA/Peter Foley

“Russia needs battle,” Zelenskyy informed the UN. 

“We’re prepared for peace. However true, sincere and honest peace. That’s why the world is on our aspect.”

 The Ukrainian chief’s speech, which lasted almost half an hour, was acquired with a standing ovation by a substantial variety of dignitaries current. 

Help for Ukraine towards the Russian invasion was heard in speeches by United States president Joe Biden, the UK’s prime minister Liz Truss in addition to the leaders of nations nearer to the theater of battle, comparable to Estonia and Latvia. EFE




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