EU High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy Josep Borrell has slammed Vladimir Putin, his political leadership and all Russian troops who have deliberately killed thousands of innocent Ukrainians.
Russian troops have and are leaving “a trial of blood” across Ukraine as they are guilty of mass murder, genocide and are committing violations of international law and international humanitarian law.
Borrell said in a damning statement, “We condemn these atrocities in the strongest possible terms.
“Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine has been leaving a trail of blood and destruction across Ukraine.
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“Thousands of civilians have been already murdered, many more tortured, harassed, sexually assaulted, kidnapped, or forcibly displaced.
“This inhuman behaviour by the Russian forces, in total disregard of international humanitarian law and the Geneva conventions, must stop immediately,” the statement says.
Borrell warned Vladimir Putin, that “Russia, its political leadership, and all those involved in the ongoing violations of international law and international humanitarian law in Ukraine will be held accountable.
“The EU supports every effort in this regard.”
World leaders are being called to recognise Russia “as a state sponsor of terrorism” and if they do not then this will “be a betrayal” for all those who perished at the brutal hands of the Russians.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said that Russia has become the largest source of terrorism in the world following more horrific discoveries of war crimes of mass graves in Izium.
President Zelensky told world leaders, “You’ve seen Bucha, Mariupol, now Izium. How much longer can this go on?
“How many more places like this must Russian terrorists create before the world stops them? Today I’m speaking to everyone – America and Europe, politicians, the UN and all international organizations, leaders of states and every person who values life.
“Today there is only one thing missing: recognition of the truth, recognition of Russia as a sponsor of terrorism.”
He warned, “No other terrorist force leaves behind so many deaths. This must be recognized legally. We must act.
“If there is no such recognition of Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism, it will be a betrayal of everyone who was killed by Russian forces, who was tortured, who was buried in numerous mass graves throughout the territory that Russian soldiers had entered … Russia must be recognized as a state sponsor of terrorism.
“Otherwise, its terror cannot be stopped.”