At UN, Zelensky says Russia should be punished for aggression against Ukrainian people

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In his speech on the second day of the 77th United Nations General Assembly (UN), this Wednesday (21), the president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, defended that Russia be punished for the aggression against his country and the Ukrainian people.

The participation of the President of Ukraine in the Assembly, which is held in New York, took place through a video. Zelensky noted that seven countries voted against showing his video.

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The Ukrainian president told the United Nations General Assembly that the world wants peace in his country, with the exception of Russia.

“Ukraine wants peace. Europe wants peace. The world wants peace,” she said.

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There is “only one entity” among all UN member states that was happy with “their” war, Zelensky said, alluding to Russian President Vladimir Putin without saying his name, adding, “We will not let this entity” prevail over us.

The president said Ukraine showed strength on the battlefield using its right of self-defense.

USA at the UN

US President Joe Biden also spoke this Wednesday (21) at the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) in New York. He accused Russia of causing the world’s food crisis and defended the expansion of the grain export agreement with the country and Ukraine, which has faced Russian invasion for more than six months.

Biden opened his speech talking about the invasion of Ukraine by Russian President Vladimir Putin: “Let’s be clear, a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council invaded the neighbor, tried to erase the sovereign state from the map”.

“Russia has blatantly violated the fundamental principles of the Charter of the United Nations,” he said. He added that “permanent members of the UN Security Council must consistently uphold this letter.”

Source: CNN Brasil

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