Zelensky Compares Russia's Invasion With Sarajevo In 1914, Munich In 1938
Davos-Klosters (Switzerland): Calling for “maximum” sanctions against Russia, including an oil embargo, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky in a live video address to the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos-Klosters told the participants how he “wakes up every day to read the number of his people killed in the war in the last 24 hours”. “Today we lost 87 people and the future of Ukraine will be without these 87 people,” he said. His stark message was in response to the question, ‘what is your dream for Ukraine?’ Zelensky was speaking at the opening session of the World Economic Forum annual meeting.
Speaking through a translator, the Ukrainian President said: “This year the words ‘turning point’ appear to have become more than just a rhetorical figure of speech. He went on: “Brute force does not discuss — it kills, as Russia does in Ukraine as we speak today. He added: “This is what the world would look like if humanity misses this turning point. Zelensky called for “maximum” sanctions against Russia, including an oil embargo and complete withdrawal of foreign companies.
Zelensky compared Russia’s invasion of Ukraine with events in Sarajevo in 1914 and Munich in 1938, two historic moments that preceded the two world wars. “The war and the Ukrainian people’s resistance have stirred the unity of the democratic world and showed that freedom must be fought for,” said Zelensky, who received a standing ovation. “The war in Ukraine represents a turning point in history and the resulting tragedy will reshape our political and economic landscape in the coming years,” said Klaus Schwab. Ignazio Cassis, President of Switzerland, said: “Switzerland has strongly opposed the war of aggression in Ukraine.
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