Zelenskyy in Security Council: I am grateful to Albania for this meeting



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Albania is leading this Wednesday one of the most important sessions in the United Nations Security Council. It is the head of the Albanian government, Edi Rama, who is the Chief Executive at the Security Council’s table where the focus are the consequences of the Russian aggression against Ukraine.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on his speech at the United Nations Security Council meeting has expressed his gratitude to the Albanian presidency for holding this meeting.

He said that Russia should no longer be present at the UN meeting since it has launched an unmotivated criminal aggression killing dozens of Ukrainians for 754 days.

“Prime Minister Rama, I am grateful to the Albanian leadership for organizing this meeting! Since the beginning of the large-scale aggression, launched by the state that for some reason is again present here among the members of the Security Council, has caused 754 days of suffering, Russia has killed tens and thousands of our people. Most people know the truth about this war. It is a criminal aggression aimed at annexing Ukrainian territories and resources, but it is not only that. Through this aggression, it seeks to undermine all international norms that seek to protect the world from wars. I want to express my gratitude to all those who have recognized the Russian aggression as a violation of the Charter. Ukraine has the right to defend itself, and helping Ukraine with weapons is something that has helped to protect this country”, said the president of Ukraine.

Immediately after the end of the speech of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Rama said that the world today needs a sense of responsibility from everyone in order to face the challenges and threats that the planet is facing.

“Thank you Zelenskyy and I will now make a statement as Prime Minister of Albania. Thank you all for being here. The presence of such a significant number of personalities speaks itself about the great importance of this issue that is being discussed. President Zelenskyy, I am grateful for your presence here, at such a tragic moment for your country. Your words translate the pain of your countrymen and convey the courage of your people and the inalienable hope of your nation. While the world today needs a sharp sense of responsibility from all of us to face the challenges and threats that our planet faces. An aggression in the heart of Europe cannot be only Europe’s problem as some think or repeat. Some feel that this is a problem that has fallen to the democratic West to deal with. An aggression should be for everyone,” said Edi Rama.