MOSCOW — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Sunday accused Russia of attacking civilian objectives and warned that Russian crimes in Kyiv and different Ukrainian towns, cities and villages used to be genocide that “would result in a world tribunal” for the perpetrators.
Talking early Sunday, having a look drained and unshaven, he stated “closing night time used to be brutal” in Ukraine: “Shelling once more, bombing of residential spaces, civilian infrastructure once more.
“Russia’s felony movements towards Ukraine have the signal of genocide,” he stated. “Russia is at the trail of evil,” he stated, calling for Russia to be stripped of its U.N. Safety Council vote.
“There isn’t a unmarried — no longer a unmarried — object within the nation lately that the occupiers would no longer imagine a permissible goal,” he stated relating to Russian forces, including that Ukraine used to be gathering proof to seek advice from a world tribunal.
“They’re preventing towards everyone, they’re preventing towards the entirety alive: towards kindergartens, towards residential properties or even towards ambulances. They use rocket artillery, rockets towards complete city spaces the place there’s no army infrastructure and not has been.”
Talking with visual anger he indexed towns that got here beneath indiscriminate assaults of a sort he stated had no longer observed in Ukraine since International Struggle II: Kyiv, Kharkiv, Vasylkiv, Chernihiv, Sumy.
Russia has denied focused on civilian infrastructure throughout its invasion.
Zelensky addressed the electorate of neighboring Belarus as neatly, announcing the Belarusian chief enabled Russian assaults on Ukraine from Belarusian soil.
“Out of your territory, Russian Federation troops are launching missiles at Ukraine. Out of your territory they kill our youngsters, spoil our houses, attempt to blow up the entirety that used to be constructed over many years. And, through the way in which, no longer simplest through us, but additionally through our fathers, our grandfathers.
“Making a decision who you might be, making a decision who you’re going to be, how you’re going to glance your youngsters within the eyes, how you’re going to glance each and every different, your neighbors. And we’re your neighbors. We’re your neighbors, we’re Ukrainians,” Zelensky stated. “Be Belarus, no longer Russia.”