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Russia made children weapons against Ukraine, Zelensky said in UN General Assembly


In March, the International Court of Justice issued an arrest warrant against Russian President Vladimir Putin and another official accusing them of kidnapping children from Ukraine.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Tuesday that Russia is weaponizing everything from food and energy to kidnapped children in its war against Ukraine. He warned world leaders that something like this could happen to them too. Speaking at the annual top-level meeting of the United Nations General Assembly, he said that when hatred is weaponized against a nation, it does not stop there.

Zelensky said that the goal of the current war against Ukraine is to turn our land, our people, our lives, our resources into weapons against you, against the international rules-based order.

taught children to hate Ukraine

He pointed to the impact of the war on fuel and food supplies. He also raised the issue of kidnapping of thousands of children from the country after the Russian invasion. He asked what would happen to them. Zelensky said that those children in Russia are taught to hate Ukraine. All their relations with their families have been severed. This is clearly genocide.

Allegations of kidnapping of children from Ukraine

In March, the International Court of Justice issued an arrest warrant against Russian President Vladimir Putin and another official accusing them of kidnapping children from Ukraine. Russian officials have denied any forced transfers of children and said some Ukrainian children are in care centers.

Russia will address the General Assembly on Saturday

Russia will get a chance to address the General Assembly on Saturday. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is expected to take the stage that day. During Zelensky's speech, UN Deputy Ambassador Dmitry Polyansky was sitting in Russia's seat.

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