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UN: Zelenskiy says retrieving 'occupied Ukrainian territories' his main goal03:07

UN: Zelenskiy says retrieving 'occupied Ukrainian territories' his main goal

United Nations, New York City
September 25, 2019 at 15:11 GMT -00:00 · Published

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy stated that ending the conflict in Donbass and "recovering all occupied Ukrainian territories" were main goals of his presidency, speaking at the 74th United Nations General Assembly in New York City on Wednesday.

He stated that the conflict in eastern Ukraine had so far cost the lives of more than 13,000 people.

Zelenskiy used large part of his address to the general assembly to discuss human cost of the Donbass conflict.

The president told the story of Ukrainian opera singer Vasiliy Slipak, who was killed in eastern Ukraine in 2016, by showing the audience a 12.7mm bullet.

"By the way, it costs only ten US dollars. This is unfortunately the price of a human life on our planet," he said.

Zelenskiy went on to talk about the need to revise international organisations, including the UN, since they had begun "to unravel, to malfunction".

Leaders from the UN's 193 member states have gathered at the UN's headquarters to discuss international issues relating to development, peace and security, international law, among others.

SOURCE: UNIFEED-UNTV

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy stated that ending the conflict in Donbass and "recovering all occupied Ukrainian territories" were main goals of his presidency, speaking at the 74th United Nations General Assembly in New York City on Wednesday.

He stated that the conflict in eastern Ukraine had so far cost the lives of more than 13,000 people.

Zelenskiy used large part of his address to the general assembly to discuss human cost of the Donbass conflict.

The president told the story of Ukrainian opera singer Vasiliy Slipak, who was killed in eastern Ukraine in 2016, by showing the audience a 12.7mm bullet.

"By the way, it costs only ten US dollars. This is unfortunately the price of a human life on our planet," he said.

Zelenskiy went on to talk about the need to revise international organisations, including the UN, since they had begun "to unravel, to malfunction".

Leaders from the UN's 193 member states have gathered at the UN's headquarters to discuss international issues relating to development, peace and security, international law, among others.

SOURCE: UNIFEED-UNTV

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