"Russia's recognition of pseudo-referendums and the implementation of the so-called Crimean scenario will mean that there is nothing to talk about with this President of the Russian Federation," Zelensky at a meeting of the UN Security Council

Ukrainian News
28 September 2022, 18:34
28 September 2022, 18:34

It is necessary to completely isolate Russia in response to the violations committed by the Russian Federation. This was stated by President Volodymyr Zelensky during a videoconference speech at a meeting of the UN Security Council convened at the initiative of Ukraine. He called on the international community to respond decisively to Russia's violation of international law and order.

The head of state drew the attention of the meeting participants to the fact that Russia already violates the rules of the world and disrespects the UN Charter, and it is only a matter of time before it destroys this last international institution that can still function.

"It is to action that I call you now. Anyone in the world can name hundreds of examples of how Russia violates the international legal order and destroys the body of international law. Constantly provokes escalation and constantly responds to any proposals for talks with new brutality on the battlefield, even greater crises and threats to Ukraine and the world. And these are obvious things," said the President.

Zelensky emphasized that among the violations committed by Russia are ignoring the IAEA's call for the immediate de-occupation of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, nuclear blackmail, the announcement of mobilization, under which representatives of indigenous peoples are the first to fall, the holding of a so-called referendum on the occupied territory of Ukraine, as well as an attempt at annexation captured Ukrainian territories.

According to the President, there is only one way to stop all this. First of all, we need total isolation of Russia in response to what it is doing.

"A state that just now implements a genocidal policy, keeps the world one step away from a radiation disaster and at the same time threatens nuclear strikes cannot remain a permanent member of the UN Security Council with the right of veto. Russia should be excluded from all international organizations. If such an exclusion is complicated by the procedure, its participation should be suspended," Zelensky said.

In addition, he believes that new tough global sanctions against the Russian Federation are needed. It is also important to continue supporting Ukraine in the war with Russia.

"It is in Ukraine and in this very war that not only our independence and the right to life for our people is defended, but also international law. Ukraine must receive all the necessary defense and financial assistance so that the aggressor loses," the Head of State said.

The President emphasized that Ukraine should receive clear and legally binding guarantees of collective security – the independence of our country is of fundamental importance for many elements of global security, so the world needs an appropriate security architecture.

"Russia's recognition of these pseudo-referendums as supposedly normal, the implementation of the so-called Crimean scenario and another attempt to annex Ukrainian territory will mean that there is nothing to talk about with this President of Russia. Annexation is such a step that sets him alone against all mankind," Zelensky emphasized.

He urged the members of the UN Security Council not to delay the proposed steps, because a clear signal is now needed from every country in the world.