Zelensky calls on Italy to 'support greater sanctions against Russia'

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Published: 2022-03-22 15:24

Last Updated: 2022-08-11 15:11


Zelensky calls on Italy to 'support greater sanctions against Russia'
Zelensky calls on Italy to 'support greater sanctions against Russia'

In a video address to Italy's parliament, Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky called on deputies to "support greater sanctions against Russia," and to not allow their country to be "a resort for murderers" as he refers to Russian oligarchs vacationing in Italy, AFP reported.

"This morning I spoke with His Holiness Pope Francis and he said very important words: “I understand that you want peace. I understand that you have to protect yourself. Both the servicemen and civilians courageously defend the homeland. Everyone is defending the homeland."

Zelensky replied, "Our people have become this army."

"Delay with pressure on Russia. So that it ends this brutal war. 117 children, thousands of adults. Thousands wounded. Tens of thousands of destroyed families. Hundreds of thousands of ruined destinies. Millions, already millions of abandoned homes. And it all started with one person,” Zelensky added.

He continued, "You know those who brought war to Ukraine. You know for sure. Those who order to fight and those who promote it. Almost all of them use Italy as a place for vacation. So don't be a resort for murderers. Block all their real estate, accounts and yachts - from "Scheherazade" to the smallest ones. Block the assets of all those who have influence in Russia. "