Zelenskyy pleads with the UN; EU could ban Russian coal

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, addressing the UN Security Council on Tuesday, highlighted the apparent massacre of civilians by Russian forces in and around Kyiv and other major cities as he pleaded for charges of crimes of war against Russian leaders.

Zelenskyy reiterated that Ukrainian forces who recaptured towns found mass graves, revelations of atrocities and infrastructure destroyed by Russian forces.

“They killed whole families, adults and children, and they tried to burn their bodies,” Zelenskyy said of the Russian invaders.

Zelenskyy urged the UN to provide security guarantees to Ukraine.

“What is the purpose of our organization? Its purpose is to keep the peace,” Zelenskyy said. “And now the Charter of the United Nations has been violated, starting with Article 1. What are all the other articles for?”

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