Zelenskyj spoke for the UN and demanded PUNISHMENT for Russia: Then he got a huge round of APPLAUSE!

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyi called on the United Nations (UN) on Wednesday to punish Russia for its invasion and to remove its veto power in international institutions and the UN Security Council.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyi called on the United Nations (UN) on Wednesday to punish Russia for its invasion and to remove its veto power in international institutions and the UN Security Council.

Illustrative image for the article Zelensky spoke to the UN and demanded PUNISHMENT for Russia: Then he got a huge round of APPLAUSE!

TASR informs about it according to the reports of the AFP and AP agencies.

“A crime was committed against Ukraine and we demand a just punishment… Punishment for trying to steal our territory, punishment for the murders of thousands of people…” stated Zelensky, who was the only world leader who could address the participants of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) session via video recording.

In his speech, he called for punishing Russia a total of 15 times, AFP notes.

He wants to take the veto

According to the Ukrainian president, the removal of Russia’s veto should be part of the punishment. “For now, the aggressor is part of decision-making in international organizations and must be isolated from that,” Zelensky declared.

In addition, the Ukrainian president called for the creation of a special tribunal to ensure that Russia is held accountable for the “crime of aggression” against Ukraine. In addition, he also requested the establishment of a fund from which Ukrainians would be compensated for the damage they suffered during the invasion.

“Russia wants war, that’s true,” stated Zelenskyy, saying that “humanity and international law are stronger” than Russia, which he called a “terrorist state”.

At the same time, the Ukrainian president insisted that his country can repel the Russian attack and expel the Russian army from Ukrainian territory. “We can return the Ukrainian flag to our entire territory… but we need time,” said Zelenskyi.

A plan for peace

The president also said Kiev had drawn up a five-point plan to build lasting peace, but rejected any suggestions that his country commit to neutrality. This plan includes, for example, punishment for Russian aggression, restoration of Ukrainian security and territorial integrity, and security guarantees, writes Reuters.

At the same time, Zelensky ruled out “that there could be a settlement on a basis other than the Ukrainian peace plan.” “The further Russian terror goes, the less likely it is that anyone in the world will agree to sit down with them (Russia) at the same table,” said the Ukrainian president.

Many diplomatic delegations participating in the UN General Assembly responded to Zelensky’s speech with a standing ovation, but the Russian delegation remained seated, notes Reuters.

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