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'Mr Zelensky said Western nations - and nearby Europe in particular - must go further and "act without delay".'

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'The columns of tanks and the air strikes are very similar to what Europe saw a long time ago, during WW2 - something about which it said 'never again'," he said. "But here it is, again. Now, in 2022. 75 years after World War Two ended."

He said all counter-measures must be considered - including throwing Russia out of Swift, imposing visa bans and closing airspace to Russia.'


'The US, UK and EU have all levied financial punishment on Moscow, but stopped short of removing Russia from the international banking system, Swift.

However, Mr Zelensky said Western nations - and nearby Europe in particular - must go further and "act without delay".

"Europe has enough strength to stop this aggression," he said.

"The columns of tanks and the air strikes are very similar to what Europe saw a long time ago, during WW2 - something about which it said 'never again'," he said. "But here it is, again. Now, in 2022. 75 years after World War Two ended."

He said all counter-measures must be considered - including throwing Russia out of Swift, imposing visa bans and closing airspace to Russia.

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global human rights group Amnesty International said it was Russia, not Ukraine, that was showing "a blatant disregard for civilian lives".

The charity said that Mr Putin's claim of precise strikes on military targets was false, and Russia was "using ballistic missiles and other explosive weapons with wide area effects in densely populated areas".

Strikes have hit hospitals, among other targets that Amnesty said "can constitute war crimes".'

- Ukraine's Zelensky asks citizens to resist and Europe to do more, February 25, 2022



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(The N├╝rnberg Principles)(The Crime of Aggression) - War Criminal - Putin must face war crime charges