Zelenskyy Retails His Stories to UN General Assembly Debate
Sept. 19, 2023, (EIRNS)—Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy used his time at the UN General Assembly Debate to present his case against Russia. He said that the 20th-century fear of nuclear war allowed restraint and a certain level of disarmament. “The Third World War was seen as a nuclear war. A conflict between states on the highway to nukes.” He said that this should not be the only strategy for peace, citing Ukraine as an example, saying:
“Ukraine gave up its [the world’s] third largest nuclear arsenal. The world then decided Russia should become a keeper of such power. Yet, history shows it was Russia who deserved nuclear disarmament the most, back in the 1990s. And Russia deserves it now—terrorists have no right to hold nuclear weapons.”
But worse than nuclear weapons are the other “weapons” he alleges that Russia has crafted: food, energy, children.
On food, Zelenskyy claimed that Russia was depriving the world of food as a sort of blackmail to force Ukraine to give up territory. On energy, Zelenskyy made the stunningly strange claim—in the context of the destruction of the Nord Stream submarine Baltic gas pipelines from St. Petersburg to Germany—that Russia has “weaponized oil and gas to weaken the leaders of other countries....” And now, “Russia is weaponizing nuclear energy. Not only is it spreading its unreliable nuclear-power-plant construction-technologies, but it is also turning other countries’ power plants into real dirty bombs. Look please what Russia did to our Zaporizhzhia power plant—shelled it, occupied it and now blackmails others with radiation leaks.” The idea that Russian nuclear power plants are turning into dirty bombs across the world is laughable. He repeated his claims that Russia is committing a “genocide” by taking Ukrainian children: “hundreds of thousands” in the estimate of the Ukrainian President.
He paused to pay obeisance to the gods of climate change: “People in Morocco and Libya and other countries die as a result of natural disasters,” he said, as though anyone is claiming a relationship between earthquakes and so-called climate change, and ignoring the NATO-led destruction of Libya that prevented maintenance to dams that burst from rain-fed overflooding, killing thousands downstream in the case of Derna.
He boasted that the Ukrainian Peace Formula has become “the basis to update the existing security architecture—now we can bring back to life the UN Charter and guarantee the full power of the rules-based world order.”