Ukrainian President Zelenskyy outlines ‘peace formula’ to end war in the country, but says ‘Russia wants war’

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday presented a “peace formula” that contains a “just punishment” of Russian President Vladimir Putin and those responsible for crimes against Ukraine.

Zelenskyy delivered the speech at the UN General Assembly on Wednesday, which comes after Putin said the Russian military would draft in civilian reserves and also posed a nuclear threat to Western countries.

The Ukrainian president said his peace formula to end the war “punishes crime, protects life, restores security and territorial integrity, guarantees security and gives determination”.

These are the following prerequisites that Zelenskyy gave for peace in Ukraine:

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky addresses world leaders via video link as they attend the 77th United Nations (UN) General Assembly which returned in person this week for the first time in three years on September 21, 2022 in New York.  During the week, leaders and diplomats will discuss the global food crisis, rising inflation and the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, among other pressing global issues.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky addresses world leaders via video link as they attend the 77th United Nations (UN) General Assembly which returned in person this week for the first time in three years on September 21, 2022 in New York. During the week, leaders and diplomats will discuss the global food crisis, rising inflation and the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, among other pressing global issues.
(Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

  • “Punishment for Assault”
  • “Guarding Life”
  • “Restoration of security and territorial integrity”
  • “Security Guarantees”
  • “Determination to defend oneself”

Zelenskyy said “neutrality” was not part of the formula and said Russia “wants war”.

“Those who talk about neutrality when human values ​​and peace are under attack mean something else,” Zelenskyy said.

Part of the peace formula includes punishment for invading Russia.

“Punishment for the crime of aggression. Punishment for violation of borders and territorial integrity. Punishment that must be in place until the internationally recognized border is restored,” Zelenskyy said.

His speech was greeted with a standing ovation by many delegations present at the United Nations General Assembly.

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Delegates listen to a pre-recorded speech by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) at UN Headquarters on September 21, 2022 in New York City.  After two years of holding the session virtually or hybridly, 157 representatives of Heads of State and Government are expected in person at the General Assembly.

Delegates listen to a pre-recorded speech by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) at UN Headquarters on September 21, 2022 in New York City. After two years of holding the session virtually or hybridly, 157 representatives of Heads of State and Government are expected in person at the General Assembly.
(Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

The speech comes shortly after Putin delivered a speech on Wednesday warning Western countries that Russia’s nuclear threats are “not a bluff”. He accused Western countries of using “nuclear blackmail”, although none of the NATO countries had made nuclear threats.

To those who allow themselves such statements about Russia, I would like to remind you that our country also has various means of destruction, and for separate and more modern components than those of NATO countries, and when the territorial integrity of our country is threatened, to protect Russia and our people, we will certainly use all means at our disposal,” Putin said. “This is not a bluff.”

Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting on the situation in the oil and gas sector via video conference at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, Thursday, April 14, 2022.

Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting on the situation in the oil and gas sector via video conference at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, Thursday, April 14, 2022.
(Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

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Russia has also announced a partial mobilization of its army with the call-up of reservist civilian conscripts.

Cheese fries say that conscription is necessary to “protect our homeland, its sovereignty and its territorial integrity, to ensure the safety of our people and the peoples in the liberated territories”.

Reuters and Fox News’ Anders Hagstrom contributed to this report.