Zelensky at UN: Russia’s aggression proves that humankind has not learned lessons of World War II
The armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine indicates that humankind has not yet learned the tragic lesson of World War II, and some countries are still trying to return to the division of spheres of influence in the world.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said this in a video address to the participants of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly, his press service reported.
“75 years ago the founding of UN became a symbol of the fact that the humankind should have learnt the tragic lesson of World War II. However, the occupation of Crimea and Russia’s military aggression in Donbas prove that this lesson has not been learnt,” the President of Ukraine noted.
Zelensky stressed that it is not just a war in Ukraine. “It is a war in Europe,” he said.
According to the President, “it is not just an encroachment on the sovereignty of an independent state; it is an attempt to return to the division of spheres of influence in the world.” In this context, Zelensky called on all countries to join efforts to achieve basic values – peace and world prosperity.