24.06.2024

Zelensky Says Russian Forces Committing ‘Genocide’

President Volodymyr Zelensky charged Russia of committing genocide and also trying to remove the «entire nation» of Ukraine, a day after the discovery of mass tombs as well as evidently executed civilians near Kyiv.

«This is genocide. The elimination of the whole nation and individuals,» Zelensky informed the CBS program Face the Nation, according to a transcript given by the network on Sunday.

«We are the people of Ukraine. We have greater than 100 citizenships. This is about the devastation as well as elimination of all these nationalities,» Zelensky stated amidst a chorus of international outrage over the behavior of Russian troops in Ukraine.

3 days after the intrusion began on Feb. 24, Ukraine submitted a grievance at the International Court of Justice in The Hague implicating Russia of «planning acts of genocide.»

In the meeting aired on Sunday— after video footage aired all over the world of noncombatant bodies cluttering the roads of the community of Bucha near Kyiv, and also a Ukrainian authorities said 280 bodies were hidden in a mass tomb there— Zelensky seemed to go further.

«We are people of Ukraine and we do not intend to be controlled to the policy of Russian Federation. This is the factor we are being ruined as well as exterminated,» Zelensky said, according to the CBS transcript.

«And this is occurring in the Europe of the 21st century. So this is the torture of the entire nation,» he included.

Zelensky likewise called for a full withdrawal of Russian pressures from Ukraine «to their boundaries that existed before the 24th of February, at the very least.»

«This would certainly make us to— begin discussing other concerns regarding the de-occupation, about just how do we live on hereafter,» he included.

«So I can’t also have a conference when the shelling is taking place. So first the ceasefire. Then we can have a meeting with the Russian head of state,» stated Zelensky.

«Let’s simply sit down together. The two people, we will talk about. At a point in time when the end of the battle will certainly come, and after we discuss the protection warranties together as well as the neutral non bloc standing yet preserving our sovereignty, a solid army,» the president claimed.

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