Russia needs to be punished for other cases of aggression – DW – 03/18/2023
On the 389th day of a full-scale military Russian invasion of Ukraine Russian troops continue to try to keep the captured settlements of the neighboring country under control. The armed forces and units of the territorial defense of Ukraine resist aggression. It is impossible to verify the statements of representatives of both sides from independent sources. According to the UN, more than 16 million Ukrainians have already left their homes. DW is watching developments Sunday, March 19 (Moscow time).
Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in an evening video message that The Kremlin must answer for aggression not only against Ukraine, but also in relation to other countries – including Syria. “The people of Syria have not received proper international protection, and this has given a sense of impunity to the Kremlin and its accomplices. The cities of Syria were destroyed by Russian bombs in the same way as our Ukrainian cities. It is this impunity that largely explains the current aggressiveness of the Kremlin.”
The President also spoke about the new sanctions of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine. According to him, in the sanctions list “bmore than 400 people and companies. Most of them are Russian. This is the military-industrial complex of a terrorist state. But they are also Iranian, Syrian people, those who help terror.” “Everyone who produces weapons for terror against Ukraine, who helps Russia to foment aggression, in particular by supplying Shaheda, who supports the destruction of international law by Russia, can only be marginalized for the world,” Zelensky stressed, expressing confidence in the inevitable responsibility for these people and companies.
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