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Zelenskyy attends UN in person for first time since war start

Zelenskyy attends UN in person for first time since war start

Volodymyr Zelenskyy said the only way to end the war and prevent further aggression is to overhaul the operations of the UN. He spoke before the General Assembly and the Security Council on Wednesday. Zelenskyy argued that the permanent UN Security Council members should be expanded beyond the current five, that the veto power of Security Council members should be limited, and the UN General Assembly should be able to override vetoes.

How did world leaders react to Zelenskyy’s speech? President Joe Biden condemned Russia’s aggression and urged allies to stand with Ukrainians in his address to the UN on Tuesday. The Russian ambassador argued repeatedly that Zelenskyy’s presence violated rules for UN proceedings. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken also spoke to the Security Council about the humanitarian crises he witnessed on his last visit to Ukraine.

Dig deeper: Read William Fleeson’s article in WORLD Magazine about Ukrainian resistance to the Russian invasion.

Johanna Huebscher

Johanna Huebscher is a student at Bob Jones University and a graduate of the World Journalism Institute.

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