“I’m satisfied now could be the time when the Russian harmful conflict should and might be stopped,” he mentioned, in response to a speech obtained by AFP. “It should save 1000’s of lives.”
Carrying his now-familiar military inexperienced T-shirt and talking in Ukrainian, Zelenskyy addressed leaders together with China’s Xi Jinping and US President Joe Biden.
Russian President Vladimir Putin was not within the room, nonetheless, having shunned the gathering and despatched his Overseas Minister Sergei Lavrov to Bali in his place.
Zelenskyy slammed “the loopy threats of nuclear weapons that Russian officers resort to”, referring to darkish rhetoric by Putin that has made even Beijing uncomfortable.
“There are and can’t be any excuses for nuclear blackmail,” he added, pointedly thanking the “G19” — excluding Russia — for “making this clear”.
The Ukrainian chief additionally referred to as for the growth and indefinite extension of a grain deal brokered by the United Nations and Turkey that may expire on November 19.
Ukraine is without doubt one of the world’s high grain producers, and the Russian invasion had blocked 20 million tonnes of grain in its ports till the deal was reached in July.
“I consider our export grain initiative deserves an indefinite extension — regardless of when the conflict ends,” Zelenskyy mentioned, urging its growth to different ports.
The Ukrainian chief additionally accused Russia of an “try to show the chilly right into a weapon” with a marketing campaign of strikes towards key infrastructure forward of the approaching winter.
Zelenskyy additionally backed a US-led push for a worth cap on Russian oil exports “in order that power sources are not used as weapons.”
“If Russia is making an attempt to deprive Ukraine, Europe and all power shoppers on the earth of predictability and worth stability, the reply to this ought to be a compelled limitation of export costs for Russia.”