A senior aide to the Ukrainian president said on Tuesday that more than 9,000 civilians, including 453 children, had been killed in Ukraine since the start of the Russian military operation last February.
“We recorded 80,000 crimes committed by Russian invaders and more than 9,000 civilians were killed, including 453 children,” Andrei Yermak, director of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s office at the World Economic Forum in the Swiss resort of Davos, said.
He added: “We will not tolerate any single act of torture or the killing of a single person. Every criminal will be tried”, repeating that Ukraine wants to set up a special international tribunal to try Russian political leaders and compensate for the damages caused by the Russian military operation.
The office of the head of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Monday that more than 7,000 civilians had been killed in Ukraine since the beginning of the war.
For her part, the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, during her speech at the World Economic Forum meeting today in Davos, affirmed that Europe will continue to support Ukraine “as long as necessary” in the face of the Russia.
“Our unwavering support for Ukraine will not waver,” he said. Whether it’s helping to restore electricity, heat and water supply, or in preparing for long-term reconstruction efforts”.
Tuesday the first Ukrainian lady Olena Zelenska will give a rare international speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, as part of efforts by President Volodymyr Zelensky and his government to get more weapons to defend their country.
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