Russians "poisoned" by Kremlin - Zelensky

Russians are poisoned by the Kremlin so it would be naive to expect from them any steps toward peace.

That's according to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who spoke at U.S. Congress on Wednesday, Ukrinform's own correspondent reports.

“It would be naïve to wait for steps towards peace from Russia, which enjoys being a terrorist state.  Russians are still poisoned by the Kremlin,” Zelensky told Congress, adding that international legal order must be restored.

The Ukrainian leader recalled Ukraine’s 10-point peace formula, which he discussed with U.S. President Joe Biden. The latter, Zelensky said, supported the idea of holding a Global Peace Formula Summit this winter.

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“Each of you, ladies and gentlemen, can assist in its implementation to ensure that American leadership remains solid, bicameral, and bipartisan,” Zelensky stressed.

He also called on Congress to strengthen sanctions so that Russia could feel how “ruinous” their aggression truly is, and to contribute to bringing to justice all those who unleashed this “unprovoked and criminal war.”

“Let’s do it. Let the terrorist state be held responsible for its terror and aggression, and compensate all losses done by this war,” Zelensky asked congressmen.

As Ukrinform reported earlier, Volodymyr Zelensky arrived in the United States on an official visit, where he has already met his counterpart Joe Biden and addressed both chambers of Congress.

Earlier, Zelensky initiated the holding of a Global Summit of the Peace Formula put forward by Ukraine.

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