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In U.N. speech, Zelensky calls for Russian punishment for Ukraine invasion

In prerecorded remarks for the U.N. General Assembly, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky demanded punishment for Russia for the country’s invasion of Ukraine.

Video transcript

VOLODYMYR ZELENSKY: A crime has been committed against Ukraine and we demand just punishment. The crime was committed against our state borders. The crime was committed against the lives of our people. The crime was committed against the dignity of our women and men. The crime was committed against the values that make you and me a community of the United Nations.

And Ukraine demands punishment for trying to steal our territory. Punishment for the murders of thousands of people. Punishment for tortures and humiliations of women and men. Punishment for the catastrophic turbulence that Russia provoked with its illegal war. And not only for us, Ukrainians, but for the whole world, for every nation that is represented in this hall of the UN General Assembly.