NEW YORK (dpa-AFX) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyj has asked the United Nations to punish Russia for the war of aggression against his country. “A crime was committed against Ukraine and we demand punishment,” said Zelenskyy in a video message to the UN General Assembly in New York on Wednesday (local time). Russia must be punished for the killing, torture, humiliation and disastrous turmoil it has thrown Ukraine into.

    Among other things, Selenskyj called for further visa restrictions for Russian citizens. They should not be able to travel to other countries for shopping and vacations. Ukraine also wants to implement an international compensation mechanism and hopes for the support of the United Nations. “Russia should pay for this war with its wealth,” he said./jac/DP/jha