Zelensky: Article published by RIA a piece of evidence for future tribunal

Zelensky: Article published by RIA a piece of evidence for future tribunal

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said that an article published by the Russian state news agency RIA Novosti entitled "What should Russia do with Ukraine?" is a piece of evidence for a future tribunal against Russian war criminals.

He said this while addressing the Romanian parliament via video link, according to an Ukrinform correspondent.

"On the same day, April 3, when the world was horrified to see the bodies of those killed in Bucha, an article justifying the genocide of Ukrainians was published on the website of the Russian state news agency RIA Novosti. Its name is quite eloquent, I quote: 'What should Russia do with Ukraine.' And it's not just text. This is one of the proofs for the future tribunal against Russian war criminals," Zelensky said.

He said the article describes a clear procedure for the destruction of everything that makes Ukrainians Ukrainians. Also, according to him, the article call for the "de-Ukrainization" and "de-Europeanization" of Ukraine.

"It is said that even the name of our state should be erased. Virtually, it is said that the deaths of as many of our people in the war are only welcomed," Zelensky said.

He stressed that "this is the website of the state news agency of Russia, where, under conditions of explicit state censorship, only materials that correspond to the official ideological position on the war against Ukraine can be published."

"I want you to understand me: they are not even hiding. They openly speak about the purpose of their invasion of Ukraine," Zelensky said.

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