Ukraine’s Zelenskyy urges G20 to adopt plan to end Russia’s war

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Addressing the G20 summit, Zelenskyy said the war should end ‘justly’ and called for support to back his peace plan.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has told world leaders at the Group of 20 (G20) summit in Indonesia that now is the time to stop Russia’s war on his country under a peace plan he has proposed.

In his address to the G20 on Tuesday, Zelenskyy said the war should be ended “justly and on the basis of the UN Charter and international law”.

“Now is the time when the Russian destructive war must and can be stopped,” Zelenskyy said via video link to the summit on the Indonesian island of Bali.

“Every day of delay means new deaths of Ukrainians, new threats to the world, and an insane increase in losses due to continuation of the Russian aggression – losses for everyone in the world,” he said.

The Ukrainian president urged the G20 leaders to take action on nuclear safety, ensure food and energy security, and see the restoration of international law.

“And if Russia opposes our peace formula, you will see that it only wants war,” he said.

Ukrainian forces have made significant advances against Russian troops in recent weeks in Ukraine’s east and south, including Kherson city – the biggest prize Ukrainian troops fought for and won from Russian forces since the start of the war in February.

Zelenskyy visited Kherson city on Monday where he promised to press on until Ukraine reclaims control of all of its occupied territory.

Agencies

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