Russia causes Europe’s biggest refugee crisis since WWII, says Zelensky
He held virtual participation in the opening session of the Ministerial Council meeting of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development
The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyhighlighted this Thursday, 9, the great impact of military invasion of russia, with millions of people fleeing their country, in what the authority called the biggest refugee crisis in Europe since World War II. He held virtual participation in the opening session of the Ministerial Council meeting of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
Zelensky said that it is not yet known “what new crisis Russia is preparing for the world”. He said Moscow could use weapons of mass destruction or divert resources such as water from the region. In this context, he defended maintaining pressure on Russia, with sanctions and other measures, in addition to thanking the OECD for its support.
The Ukrainian president highlighted Ukraine’s role in agriculture and called on other countries to act to ensure that this sector continues to operate and export, to avoid a global food crisis.
He also advocated starting the reconstruction of Ukraine right after the war, to support the local population. And he also criticized “countries and international organizations” that, according to him, are not reacting to what has happened. “They talk about geopolitics, when they don’t want to admit that they have given up their values”, he criticized.