- Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy renewed calls for international help for Ukraine.
- In an address, Zelenskyy said Russia’s aggression was “not intended to be limited to Ukraine alone.”
- He said the entire “European project is a target for Russia.”
Ukrainian President Vlodyrmyr Zelenskyy said the catastrophe that’s Russia’s use of force will “eventually hit everyone” and Russian President Vladimir Putin never intended to limit his aggression only toward Ukraine.
“Russian aggression was not intended to be limited to Ukraine alone. To the destruction of our freedom and our lives alone. The whole European project is a target for Russia,” Zelenskyy said in an address on Saturday.
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Zelenskyy renewed his call for global support for Ukraine.
“That is why it is not just the moral duty of all democracies, all the forces of Europe, to support Ukraine’s desire for peace,” Zelenskyy said. “This is, in fact, a strategy of defense for every civilized state.”
His address comes as Ukraine accuses Russia of multiple war crimes as atrocities continue. On Sunday, Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova said 500 suspected war criminals have been identified and there are at least 5,600 cases of alleged war crimes.
This comes after a missile attack on a railway station in Kramatorsk that left 50 people including five children dead, on Friday. Hundreds of civilians were found dead in the town of Bucha. Officials including Zelenskyy have said there are many other towns like Bucha, where atrocities have unfolded.
“Some towns were destroyed completely. Some towns simply don’t exist anymore – no more buildings, no more people. I do not know what we will find there,” Zelenskyy said in an interview with BILD reporter Paul Ronzheimer on Friday.
As of Friday, the United Nations reported that 1,766 people, including 139 children have been killed in Ukraine so far, and another 2,383 have been injured.