Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said at the UN Security Council that Russia’s attempt to steal Ukrainian territory is the most brutal violation of the United Nations Charter. He called for the complete isolation of Russia, the removal of its voting rights in the United Nations and the imposition of global sanctions on it.
– This is an attempt to steal the territory of another country. This is an attempt to erase the norms of international law, he said Volodymyr Zelensky during a debate in the Security Council devoted to Russian pseudo-referenda in the occupied areas of four oblasts Ukraine.
– This is a very cynical attempt to incorporate the male population in the occupied territories of Ukraine into the Russian army and send them to fight against their own homeland – added the President of Ukraine.
Volodymyr Zelensky called for total isolation Russiawithdrawing her voting rights in The United Nationsits exclusion or suspension in all international organizations, the introduction of global sanctions against Moscow, and the granting of security guarantees to Ukraine.
– Any annexation in the modern world is a crime against all states that consider the inviolability of borders to be crucial – said Zelenskiy, adding that Ukraine is defending not only its independence but also international law in the current war, therefore “it must receive all necessary financial and military aid. for the aggressor to lose. “
– Annexation is a kind of movement that puts Putin alone against all mankind. Such a clear signal is needed from every country in the world – he stressed. The Ukrainian president also accused Russia of nuclear blackmail and genocidal policy, pointing to the disproportionate number of military calls among indigenous people, including Caucasus and Siberia, as well as among the Crimean Tatars.
Russia condemned for pseudo-referenda in Ukraine
The pseudo-referenda organized by Russia also condemned, inter alia, ambassador USA Linda Thomas-Greenfield, at the UN, announced that a draft resolution condemning Russia would be put to a vote. If Moscow is not condemned, she said, it would enable it to commit further abuses.
The UN Undersecretary General Rosemary DiCarlo also spoke about the “referenda”, noting that they did not reflect the will of the Ukrainians. She noted that representatives of the Russian occupation authorities, accompanied by soldiers, went from house to house, collecting votes.
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