News World

Russia commits ‘genocide’ by abducting Ukrainian children: Zelensky

US says China building up nuclear capacity faster than expected
Source: Pixabay

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Tuesday that Russia was carrying out “genocide” by abducting children, in a plea for solidarity to the United Nations General Assembly.

“Those children in Russia are taught to hate Ukraine and all ties with their families are broken. And this is clearly a genocide,” Zelensky said.

In a speech wearing his trademark military fatigues, Zelensky also renewed his call for a summit of like-minded nations.

“We are preparing a Global Peace Summit. I invite all of you — all of you who do not tolerate any aggression — to jointly prepare the summit,” Zelensky said.

Zelensky also said that Russia — a permanent member of the Security Council — could not be trusted with nuclear weapons.

“Terrorists have no right to hold (a) nuclear weapon,” he said.

He accused Russia of using both energy and food as a way to pressure the world.

“The aggressor is weaponizing many other things, and those things are used not only against our country but against all of yours as well.”

About the author


Agence France-Presse (AFP) is a French international news agency headquartered in Paris, France. Founded in 1835 as Havas, it is the world's oldest news agency.

Daily Newsletter