Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly ahead of the International Peace Day Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy condemned Russia’s “unprovoked aggression.” Zelenskyy’s appearance at the council helped him turn it into a direct conflict at the highest level with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei V. Lavrov and his American counterpart, Antony J. Blinken (Secretary of State). He also targets all the senior ambassadors and representatives who represent the case of their countries over the invasion of Ukraine. He is seeking support from world leaders in New York on Wednesday.
In his speech, Zelenskyy stated, “I Welcome everyone, Honourable Secretary General! Co-leaders! Who support the common work on peace and I promise by uniting, we can ensure just peace for all nations, because unity can prevent wars. This lobby has seen many wars, but not as an active defender against aggression. In many cases it was the fear of war that was loudest here, the last war – the war after which no one gathered in the living room anymore.”
Conflict between countries with nuclear weapons turned the Third World War into a nuclear war. Other wars seemed less frightening compared to the threat of so-called superpowers firing their nuclear stockpiles. Thus, the 20th century taught the world to refrain from using weapons of mass destruction – not to deploy, not to spread, not to threaten and not to test, but to promote complete nuclear disarmament. Honestly, it’s a good strategy.
Zelenskyy told the UN Security Council on Wednesday that if Russia does not break its veto power, the UN will be powerless to resolve conflicts around the world, adding to growing calls for a review of the body’s actions. Ukraine’s soldiers are doing with their blood what the UN Security Council should do by voting. Zelenskyy said on Wednesday, arguing that “the aggressor’s veto power is what led the UN to deadlock.”
Majorly in his long-hour speech Zelenskyy widely criticised the unlawful invasion of Ukraine by Russia, during his speech the Russian ambassador swiped his mobile phone. He also suggested the UN make some changes in the Veto Power using the procedure. His speech was applauded by the members with a standing ovation.