| 26 February 2024, Monday |

Ukraine seeks disarmament meeting on Russia’s invasion, weapons of mass destruction

Ukraine’s foreign minister told a disarmament conference on Tuesday that Russia had committed war crimes by “indiscriminately bombarding” places such as Kharkiv, and he asked for a special meeting to discuss Russian aggression and weapons of mass destruction.

“Nothing can justify missile bombardment of residential structures, kindergartens, orphanages, hospitals and emergency vehicles, passengers buses, and millions of refugees escaping Russian fire,” Dmytro Kuleba said in a video speech to the Geneva-based conference.

The country’s ambassador told the same forum that Kyiv had requested a special meeting on the “global threat to global peace and security stemming from Russian aggression against Ukraine, including its WMD aspect”.

Russia calls its actions in Ukraine a “special operation” that it says is not designed to occupy territory but to destroy its southern neighbour’s military capabilities and capture what it regards as dangerous nationalists.

  • Reuters