There were 70 missiles in just one day. This is what Russian terror looks like, Zelenskyy said via a live video call, which was watched by other members of the Security Council in New York. As Zelenskyi added, hospitals, bicycles, transportation infrastructure and residential areas were also affected.
The Ukrainian president added: “Ukraine has received a very harsh response from the world to the airstrikes.” As the Reuters agency noted, it is highly unlikely that the Security Council will act on the call. His fiefdom is Russia, which has the first word.
In this context, Zelenskyi called for Russia to refuse to vote on a decision on his move. We cannot be held hostage by one international terrorist, he added.
As U.S. Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomasov-Greenfieldov stated, Russian President Vladimir Putin is clearly using winter as a weapon to inflict immense suffering on the Ukrainian people.
Russia’s ambassador to the UN, Vasiliy Nbenzia, said it was against Security Council rules for Zelensky to speak via video call. He also rejected what he called reckless accusations and ultimatums from Ukraine and its supporters in the West.