Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called in a video address for an end to Russia’s “war crimes”.
His title came after that There were reports that dozens of bodies had been found in the streets And mass graves in the Ukrainian city of Bucha.
The world has already witnessed many war crimes. in different times. on different continents. But it is time to do everything possible to make the war crimes committed by the Russian army the last manifestation of such evil on earth,” said Zelensky.
Zelensky called on Russian leaders to hold them responsible for the actions of the nation’s army.
“I want all the leaders of the Russian Federation to see how their orders are carried out. Such orders. Such loyalty. And joint responsibility. For these assassinations, torture, and these weapons rippled with explosions in the streets. For bullets in the back of the head of bound people. This is how the Russian state will now be seen. “This is your picture,” Zelensky said.
In his speech, Zelensky announced that a “justice mechanism” would be created to investigate crimes committed by Russian soldiers on Ukrainian soil. He said the mechanism will be supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Attorney General’s Office, the National Police, the Security and Intelligence Service and other government branches.
“This mechanism will help Ukraine and the world to bring to justice those who unleashed or participated in any way in this horrific war against the Ukrainian people and in crimes against our people,” he said.
Zelensky said he would provide more information about the state of Ukrainian lands occupied by Russian forces.
“All partners of Ukraine will be informed in detail about what happened in the temporarily occupied territories of our state. On Tuesday, the UN Security Council will consider war crimes in Bucha and other cities during the Russian occupation. “
He also noted the ongoing efforts to restore electricity and water to Bucha, as well as the re-establishment of medical institutions and infrastructure.
Zelensky once again invoked the need for stronger sanctions against Russia.
There will certainly be a new package of sanctions against Russia. But I’m sure this is not enough. More conclusions are needed. Not only about Russia, but also about the political behavior that has already allowed this evil to reach our land. ”
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