Zelensky to address Security Council as evidence grows of Russia’s civilian killings

The Times of Israel reports: “Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky will address the UN Security Council on Tuesday, where he is expected to demand tough new sanctions on Moscow over killings in the town of Bucha he has called ‘war crimes’ and ‘genocide.’

The speech, Zelensky’s first to the body since Russia’s invasion, comes after he made an emotional trip to Bucha outside the capital, Kyiv, where dozens of bodies were discovered after the withdrawal of Russian troops.

The United Kingdom, which holds the council presidency this month, announced late Monday that Zelensky would speak at the open meeting called for Tuesday to discuss the situation in Ukraine.

Zelensky is to address the UN’s most powerful body virtually after it receives briefings from UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, his political chief Rosemary DiCarlo, and UN humanitarian chief Martin Griffiths, who is trying to arrange an immediate humanitarian ceasefire and met with senior Russian officials in Moscow on Monday and will shortly be heading to Ukraine…”

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