Zelensky: Russia has destroyed Syria and the Syrian people have not received sufficient international protection
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said in an evening speech he posted via his official Facebook account on Saturday that the Syrian people had not received adequate international protection, giving Russia and its accomplices a sense of impunity.
Zelensky stressed that Russia destroyed Syria in the same way as our Ukrainian cities, stressing the need to hold Moscow accountable and not impunity.
Zelensky explained that this punishment would include those who practise terrorism against the Ukrainian people, not only for attempting to occupy our land from Crimea, but would also be held accountable for Russian attacks against the international system and against people’s peaceful daily lives, particularly on Syrian territory.
He pointed out that Ukrainian sanctions are part of the global pressure on Russia, everyone who produces weapons of terrorism against Ukraine, and assists Russia in aggression, particularly by providing them with “shahed” aircraft (Iranian planes without a pilot carrying ammunition and used once).
Earlier on Saturday, Zelenskiy signed a decree approving a proposal by the National Security and Defence Council to impose sanctions on 141 legal entities and 300 individuals, including regime President Bashar al-Assad, Head of Government Hussein Arnus and his Foreign Minister Faisal al-Mekdad.