“Ukraine wants peace, Russia wants war”: Zelensky addresses United Nations and receives standing ovation

“Ukraine wants peace, Russia wants war”: Zelensky addresses United Nations and receives standing ovation
“Ukraine wants peace, Russia wants war”: Zelensky addresses United Nations and receives standing ovation

His message was clear: Ukraine wants peace, while Russia wants war. Moscow shows no real willingness to hold peace talks, according to Zelensky. The partial mobilization announced yesterday by Russian President Vladimir Putin also points to this. “They talk about talks, but they announce military mobilization. They talk about talks, but announce mock referendums.” Parts of Ukrainian territory under Russian control, such as Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhya, announced on Tuesday that the population will be able to vote on those areas’ accession to Russia later this week.

Zelensky also spoke about the violence that Russia has perpetrated in Ukraine. According to him, mass graves will be found or created in the future. He referred to Butsha, but also to Izhum. Evidence of torture would have been found there. According to Zelensky, men were castrated before being killed by Russian troops and the bodies of murdered Ukrainians were burned. “Why is the Russian army so obsessed with castration?” he said. “How can we allow the Russian army into our territory knowing that they are committing mass murders?”

The article is in Dutch

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