Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky challenged the United Nations to “act immediately” or “dissolve yourself altogether” during an address in which he showed harrowing footage of dead bodies in Ukraine’s Bucha.
Likening Russia’s military actions to violence carried out by “terrorists” such as ISIS, Zelensky called on the Security Council to expel Russia.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the discovery of bodies in Bucha was a “provocation” aimed at scuppering talks between Moscow and Kyiv.
“A question arises: What purpose does this blatantly untruthful provocation serve?” Lavrov said.
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said that after withdrawing most of its troops from northern Ukraine, Moscow aims to capture the “entire” Donbas region in the east, aiming to create a land corridor from Russia to annexed Crimea.
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The New Zealand government said on Wednesday it was introducing a 35% tariff on all imports from Russia and would extend existing export prohibitions to industrial products closely connected to strategic Russian industries.
“The images and reports emerging of atrocities committed against civilians in Bucha and other regions of Ukraine is abhorrent and reprehensible, and New Zealand continues to respond to Putin’s mindless acts of aggression,” Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta said in a statement.
She said the government expects to roll out further measures under the Russian Sanctions Act to support Ukraine. The new tariffs and sanctions will come into force from April 25.
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Russia-Ukraine War: “Act Immediately Or Dissolve Yourself”, Zelensky Tells UN On Russian Attacks
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky challenged the UN to “act immediately” or “dissolve yourself altogether” during a blistering address in which he showed a harrowing video of dead bodies he said were victims of Russian atrocities.