President of Ukraine Zelensky demanded that a crime was committed against his country and therefore that Russia should be punished and that its veto right in the UN be taken away.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky addressed the 77th General Assembly of the United Nations. Zelensky stated that war is a crime, “The crime was committed against Ukraine and we demand a fair punishment. Russia should be stripped of its veto power in the UN.” said.
Zelensky stated in his speech that this punishment is not only for Ukraine but also for the world. “The crime was committed against Ukraine and we demand a fair punishment. The crime was committed against our state borders, the crime was committed against the soul of our people. The crime was committed against the honor of our women and men. The punishment for the terrible turbulence provoked by Russia’s illegal war… This punishment is only for us Ukrainians.” for the whole world.” said.
“Ukraine wants peace, Russia wants war”
According to the news of DHA; Emphasizing that Ukraine wants peace, Zelensky said, “Ukraine wants peace. Europe wants peace. The world wants peace. We have seen who wants war. Among all UN member states, there is only one person who, if he could interrupt my speech, would say he is satisfied with this war. Ukraine is in self-defense under Article 51 of the UN Charter. “No one will be able to approach us with weakness now or in the future. We are getting results from this struggle. We see what will be the end of this war and what will be the guarantee of a stable peace.” he said.
“Russia will have to end the war”
Zelensky stated that Russia will have to end the war and that international law is superior. “Instead of stopping the crime of aggression, Russia turned it into a full-scale invasion. We have no choice but to defend ourselves. We are doing this. We are pushing the aggressor beyond the internationally recognized border of the Ukrainian state. As for the talks between Ukraine and Russia, probably different words from Russia about the talks. You heard. They talk about talks, but they declare military mobilization. They talk about talks, but they hold so-called referendums in the occupied territory of Ukraine. What is true then? Military mobilization in Russia is true. So-called referendums are also true. Russia wants war, it is true. But Russia “It will not stop the flow of history. Humanity and its international law are stronger than a single terrorist state. Russia will have to end this war.” used the phrases.
“88 calls were made to avoid war”
Describing Russia as a “terrorist state” and arguing that a special court should be established against crimes committed in his country, Zelensky said that they made great efforts in negotiations not to go to war with Russia. “We were not the ones who provoked this war. There were 88 talks to avoid war. But instead of stopping this crime of aggression, Russia turned it into a major invasion.” used the phrases. Zelensky received a standing ovation at the General Assembly after his address.
5 items for peace from Zelensky
Zelensky, who explained 5 articles for peace with Russia, “The five items of our formula are punishment of aggression, protection of life, restoration of security and territorial integrity, guarantees of security and determination to defend ourselves. This is the formula of crime and punishment already well known to Russia.” said.
“The only thing missing from this formula is neutrality.” Zelensky, who used the phrases “Those who talk about neutrality when human values and peace are under attack mean something else. They talk about indifference. This is what creates the conditions for war. This is what needs to be corrected to create the conditions for peace.” said.
Zelensky’s speech was tried to be blocked
Last Friday, Zelensky’s address to the UN General Assembly via video message was voted on because the UN General Assembly required all leaders to speak in person, and Zelensky’s address was approved by 7 votes to 101. Russia, Syria, North Korea, Belarus, Cuba, Eritrea and Nicaragua voted to block Zelensky’s speech, while 19 countries, including China, abstained.