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“Evil cannot be trusted. Ask Prigozhin!”

Stefanie Bolt
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Volodymyr Zelensky, President of Ukraine, speaks on the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly

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Volodymyr Zelensky is in New York, addressing the United Nations General Assembly in regards to the Russian assault on his nation. He urgently wants extra assist from the West – to emphasise this, the Ukrainian president has a particular message up his sleeve.

EIt was the primary time that Volodymyr Zelensky personally addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York because the begin of the Russian assault on his nation. Last yr he was related by way of video.

Two years earlier, the pinnacle of state had stood in entrance of the well-known inexperienced marble wall in a grey swimsuit and tie. Now he was sporting his standard olive inexperienced battle gown. As a part of the Ukrainian delegation, his spouse Olena listened intently whereas Russia’s consultant barely raised his head.

Zelensky had a couple of messages for the greater than 140 states that got here to the 78th normal debate. “Evil cannot be trusted. Ask Prigozhin!” the Ukrainian suggested the assembled politicians.

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Charles Michel (l), President of the EU Council, welcomes Volodymyr Zelenskyj, President of Ukraine, on the normal debate on the UN General Assembly

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States that will pay their worth identical to Ukraine if Vladimir Putin was not stopped, Zelensky warned. Russia’s head of state is holding all the world hostage by means of threats of nuclear weapons. By blocking grain deliveries. By terrorizing a inhabitants by abducting tens of 1000’s of youngsters and indoctrinating them into Russia. By destroying a rules-based safety order. “This is also a weapon aimed at you,” mentioned the Ukrainian.

“Zelensky has made a smart move by framing Putin’s goals as much bigger than just Ukraine. “It included Putin’s policies and the consequences for Belarus, Syria, Moldova and Georgia, that Putin uses food and energy as political weapons against all states,” says Bronwen Maddox, head of the Chatham House suppose tank, in an interview with WELT. “Ukraine faces a tough year ahead, especially as public support in the United States declines. Without U.S. help, Ukraine cannot move forward.”

That morning, Joe Biden had defined the worldwide significance of the Russian assault on Ukraine to the General Assembly and referred to as for unity “at this turning point in world history.” The US President started his speech along with his latest go to to Vietnam. “For decades it was unimaginable that a US president would be in Hanoi.” Wounds might heal.

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These are phrases that Ukraine hardly needs to listen to. Instead, Kiev needs extra weapons, at present short-range tactical missiles. Great Britain and France are already delivering. But Germany and the USA are hesitant to ship their Taurus and ATACMS respectively. At the Ramstein assembly of the Ukraine Contact Group on Tuesday, the problem of this supply was not even on the agenda.