Ukraine war: Zelenskyj demands punishment of Russia


Nfter the discovery of hundreds of bodies in the eastern Ukrainian city of Izyum, which was liberated from Russian occupation, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv demanded that Moscow be punished for war crimes. The world should not look on as the "terror state" kills and tortures Russia, Zelensky said. Russia must be punished with even tougher sanctions. Currently, more than 440 graves have been found near Izyum in the Kharkiv Liberated Region.

"It is too early to say anything about the number of people buried there, the investigation is ongoing," said Zelenskyy in a Friday evening in Kyiv distributed video message. At the same time, the 44-year-old emphasized: “There is already clear evidence of torture and degrading treatment of people. There is also evidence that Russian soldiers, whose positions were not far from this spot, shot at the buried just for fun.”

Russia acted as in the spring in Bucha, a suburb of the capital Kyiv, where the bound bodies of civilians were found. Zelenskyj welcomed the fact that the United Nations now wants to send experts to record the actions of "Russian terrorists".

US condemns Russian war crimes in Ukraine

The US government described the body finds as "disgusting". "Unfortunately, it fits with the kind of depravity and brutality with which the Russian armed forces are waging this war against Ukraine and the Ukrainian people," said the National Security Council's communications director, John Kirby, on Friday. "It's absolutely depraved and brutal."



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