President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says Ukraine faces ‘genocide’ situation

It has been over a month since Russian dictator Vladimir Putin ordered his troops to invade Ukraine, resulting in the country being ravaged by violence.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressed the carnage during a Sunday appearance on CBS’ Face the Nation. During the interview, Zelenskyy said that his people are facing “genocide.”

“Destruction and extermination”

“Indeed, this is genocide,” Fox News quoted Zelenskyy as telling host Margaret Brennan. “The elimination of a whole nation, and the people — we are citizens of Ukraine.”

“We have more than a hundred nationalities,” the president went on to insist. “This is about destruction and extermination of all these nationalities.”

“We are the citizens of Ukraine and we don’t want to be subdued to the policy of Russian Federation,” Zelenskyy declared.

“This is the reason we are being destroyed and exterminated. And this is happening in the Europe of the 21st century. So this is the torture of the whole nation.”

When asked whether he has any confidence that the world will “actually make good on this promise” to go after Russian dictator Vladimir Putin for war crimes, he replied that the response “has to be fair and according to justice, as the civilized world will decide.”

“Horrifying and chilling”

However, Zelenskyy then went on to add that Putin isn’t the only one who needs to be held accountable for what has happened.

“I think all of the military commanders, everyone who gave instructions and orders should be punished adequately,” the president said, although he acknowledged that “adequate punishment” for these people is “difficult to be achieved.”

“It has to be done according to the law and what they have done,” Zelenskyy continued. “And I want to apologize to you and to those people who are watching us now, but for some things that they have done — when we find people with hands tied behind their back and decapitated, such things I don’t understand, I don’t comprehend.”

Fox News reported on Monday that the recent discovery of hundreds of bodies in the Ukrainian city of Bucha has led to widespread revulsion.

British MI6 Chief Richard Moore tweeted, “The reports of execution-style killings of civilians emerging from liberated areas are horrifying and chilling.”

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