10 August 2022,   22:20
Zelensky calls Russia “totally insane terrorists” in reaction to Kremenchuk mall strike

Ukraine’s President addressed the UN Security Council on Tuesday, the day after a deadly attack on a shopping mall in central Ukraine, to call for Russia to be expunged as a permanent member of the group.

Volodymyr Zelensky opened the speech by saying that whereas the UN did not yet have a legal definition of the term “terrorist state” agreed on by all UN members, that Russia’s war on Ukraine “demonstrates not only the meaning of the concept, but also the urgent necessity to enshrine it legally at the level of the United Nations, and punish any terrorist state”, - he said.

President then went through a list of attacks on Ukraine since last Saturday, including the strike on a residential building in Kyiv, a rocket in the yard of a kindergarten on Sunday, and a missile strike on a shopping mall in Kremenchuk in central Ukraine, the president said.

“Those who carried out the strike could not have been unaware it was on a shopping mall”, - Zelensky added.

He called Russia “totally insane terrorists" in reference to the airstrike on a shopping mall in Kremenchuk.

“These are not off-target missile strikes at kindergartens, schools, shopping malls, apartment buildings, these are calculated strikes of the invaders. Russia must be recognized as a state sponsor of terrorism. The world can and, therefore, must stop Russian terror” – said Volodymyr Zelensky.