Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky gave another impassionate speech at the United Nations last April 5 as Ukrainians continue to suffer the consequences of Putin’s invasion.
With mounting proof of heinous crimes against the people of Ukraine, Zelensky’s speech revolved around accusing Russia of allowing such atrocities and criticizing the international body, particularly the U.N. Security Council, for not being able to stop the war.
“We are dealing with a state that is turning the veto of the United Nations Security Council into the right to die,” warned Zelensky, referring to the power of the members of the P5 to veto resolutions that are not convenient to their country’s interests.
Zelensky likened Putin’s forces to that of the Islamic State and called for a war crimes tribunal much like the Nuremberg Trials in the aftermath of World War II. He also challenged the Security Council to remove Russia as a member or opt to “dissolve itself.”