Volodymyr Zelenskyy avoided a potential face-off with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov during the Ukrainian president’s first in-person appearance before the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday.
Speaking via a translator, Zelenskyy called for Russia to be stripped of its veto power — a move rendered virtually impossible by the structure of the U.N. charter.
“Since the start of the full-scale aggression launched by this state, which for some reason is still here among the permanent members of the U.N. Security Council, it has already been 574 days of pain, losses and struggle,” Zelenskyy said at the top of the meeting. “Russia has killed at least tens of thousand of our people and turned millions into refugees by destroying their homes.”
“The terrorist state is willing, through its aggression, to undermine all the grounds of international norms meant to protect the world from the wars,” he continued.
His speech wasn’t the success that they hopped for and many in the audience were leaving.
A video that is slowly becoming viral we can se the attempt of the media outlets to present the speech as a success and the video shows that every UN member is listening.
The audience was so big that even Zelensky himself was watching his own speech.
Watch at the 00:14 mark:
Here was the actual audience:
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