December 4, 2022

Volodymyr Zelensky, the president of Ukraine, claimed that Russia was not committed to putting an end to the conflict in Ukraine, which will soon reach its eighth month.

Zelensky, addressed the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in a pre-recorded video on Wednesday. He stated, “Ukraine wants punishment for trying to steal our territory. retribution for the number of killings committed. Punishment for torturing and degrading both men and women, according to the news agency AFP.

He spoke at the UNGA just hours after Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia, authorised the partial mobilisation of reserve troops to support his soldiers in Ukraine.

The president of Ukraine wanted a special court to hold Moscow accountable as well as a fund for compensation, claiming that Moscow “should pay for this conflict with its own assets.”

Volodymyr Zelensky added that Russia feared engaging in serious negotiations and did not want to uphold any justifiable responsibilities under international law.

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