Zelensky proposes to create new intl association of states U24 – United for Peace
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has called for the creation of a new association of states - U-24. United for Peace.
Speaking via video link to the U.S. Congress on Wednesday, he noted that "the institutions that should be protecting us from war ... do not work." So, he said, we need new institutions and unions.
"And we propose to create an association - U-24. United for Peace. A union of responsible states with the strength and conscience to stop conflicts. Immediately. Provide all necessary assistance within 24 hours. If necessary, with weapons. If necessary, with sanctions, humanitarian support, political support, money. Everything we need to keep the peace," he said.
In addition, Zelensky said such an association "could provide assistance to those who are experiencing natural disasters, man-made disasters, who have become victims of a humanitarian crisis or an epidemic."
Remember, he also said, "how difficult it was for the world to do the simplest thing – just give everyone vaccines. COVID vaccines. To save life. To prevent new strains."
"The world wasted months and years on something that could have been done much faster. So that there are no human losses," the president said.