Zelenskyy’s Speech at the UN Debate

by Мейфан Гончарук
Friday, September 22, 2023
Zelenskyy’s Speech at the UN Debate

The 78th session of the UN General Assembly was held in New York

On September 19, a general political debate was held where more than 150 heads of state of the world met, among whom was the leader of Ukraine. Zelenskyy touched upon the most important aspects of the war in Ukraine at the general debate of the UN General Assembly. 

He mentioned blocking the sea routes of Ukraine by putting warships on duty. Thus, the aggressor is trying to create a global grain shortage. Zelenskyy says that in this way, the Kremlin wants to exchange the "satiety of the world" for captured territories. In addition, Russia is actively using energy to intimidate both the Ukrainian people and the whole world. Here, we are talking about massive shelling of power plants and actions that can lead to an explosion at nuclear reactors.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy also drew the attention of world leaders to one of the most important topics of the war – children.

"Unfortunately, various terrorist groups have abducted children before, but never before have mass abductions and deportations become part of state policy. Until today. Kidnapped Ukrainian children in Russia are taught to hate Ukraine and break all ties with their families. This is genocide," Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

Zelensky stressed the country's desire to exist, to protect other countries from the Russian aggressor and to make it the last war in the modern world.

"Every decade, Russia starts a new war. Parts of Moldova and Georgia remain occupied. Russia has turned Syria into ruins. And if not for Russia, chemical weapons would never have been used there. Russia has almost absorbed Belarus, threatens Kazakhstan and the Baltic states," said the president.

The UN acts and changes, or the Kremlin must continue to destroy countries. In particular, he proposed abolishing VETO's right to the Russian Federation.

"The issue of applying preventive sanctions should be submitted to the UN Security Council automatically when any member of the General Assembly declares a threat of aggression," Zelensky said.

Therefore, the leader of Ukraine called on political leaders to be in solidarity.

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