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Zelensky to tell UN Security Council about war

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    Zelensky in Bucha: Ukraine wants "to show the world what happened here" Zelensky to tell UN Security Council about war
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Volodymyr Zelensky will address the UN security council on Tuesday amid global revulsion at apparently deliberate civilian killings by Russian troops in Ukraine, as the US and EU prepared further sanctions against a defiant Moscow.

 

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will speak to the U.N. Security Council for the first time Tuesday at a meeting certain to focus on what appear to be deliberate killings of civilians in Ukraine by Russian troops.

The dead were discovered after Russian forces pulled out of a town on the outskirts of the capital, Kyiv, and have sparked global outrage and vehement denials from the Russian government that it was responsible.

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has accused Russia of attempting to cover up evidence of war crimes. Referring to the recently discovered bodies of civilians in towns surrounding Kyiv, Zelensky said Russia is “already launching a false campaign to conceal their guilt” in other areas of the country.

Zelensky visited Bucha, about 30km north-west of Kyiv, wearing body armor and surrounded by military personnel. He spoke of the death and destruction in the recently liberated towns of Stoyanka, Irpin and Bucha. “The cities are simply ruined,” he said. The Ukrainian president warned civilian casualties may be higher in other towns. He is due to address the UN security council later today.