Zelenskyy Warns United Nations of More Russian War Crimes

Headline Roundup April 5th, 2022

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressed the United Nations Security Council in a video Tuesday, warning them of more Russian war crimes and saying that the massacre in Bucha is only one of the atrocities Russia has engaged in over the past few weeks.

He also stressed that the U.N. needed to stand for peace, and asked the U.N. Security Council to seek "full accountability" for war crimes, including reports of Russian troops crushing people with tanks and killing unarmed civilians. Before the remarks, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the alleged actions in Bucha were a "deliberate campaign to kill, to torture, to rape, to commit atrocities."

Zelenskyy's comments were covered prominently across the political spectrum.

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has told the U.N. Security Council that the Russian military must be brought to justice immediately for war crimes.

In a video appearance Tuesday, Zelenskyy accused the Kremlin’s troops of the worst atrocities since World War II and said they are no different from other terrorists like the Islamic State extremist group.

The Ukrainian leader made his plea via video Tuesday as grisly evidence continued to emerge of civilian massacres carried out by Russian forces on the outskirts of Kyiv.

The images, particularly from the town...

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky urged the U.N. Security Council to seek “full accountability” for the actions of Russian forces in Ukraine, which he described as the “most terrible war crimes” since World War II. In a video address, he accused Russia of mass atrocities across the country, including killing unarmed civilians and crushing people with tanks.

“This undermines the whole architecture of global security,” Zelensky said. “They are destroying everything.”

Prior to those remarks, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the alleged actions in the Kyiv suburb of Bucha...

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy told the U.N. Security Council that “the massacre in our city of Bucha is only one – unfortunately – of many examples of what the occupiers have been doing on our land for the past 41 days. And there are many more cities, similar places, where the world has yet to learn the full truth.” 

“They will blame everyone just to justify their own actions, they will say that there are various different versions and it is impossible to establish which one of those versions is truth,”...

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