Zelenskyy thanks Denmark, asks for more sanctions against Russia

Volodymyr Zelenskyy - Danish ParliamentPhoto: Mads Claus Rasmussen / Ritzau Scanpix via AP

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyj addressed the Danish parliament (Folketing) on Tuesday. He thanked Denmark for its help against the Russian invasion.

In his speech, he also called the Russian attacks on the port city of Mariupol a crime against humanity. He has previously called the siege of the city a war crime.

“What the Russian forces are doing in Mariupol is a crime against humanity, and it is happening in front of the eyes of the whole world in real time,” Zelenskyj told the parliament.

“More than 90% of the buildings in Mariupol are completely destroyed by bombing and airstrikes. The Russians blow up shelters even though they know there are civilians there. Why not intervene?” he asked.

He emphasized that he was grateful for Denmark’s efforts but called for further sanctions against Russia. He also asked Denmark and Europe to move away from Russian oil.

He spoke to the Folketing via an encrypted video link. The speech was in Ukrainian but was translated by one interpreter into English, and another interpreter translated it from English to Danish.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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