Russia: Zelenskyy tells Davos: Send us weapons, stop trade with Russia

DAVOS: The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, used the Davos summit on Monday to ask for more weapons for his country and “maximum” sanctions against Moscow.
Speaking by video link, Zelensky told the World Economic Forum that tens of thousands of lives would have been saved had kyiv received “100 percent of our needs immediately in February” when Russia invaded Ukraine.
“This is why Ukraine needs all the weapons we asked for, not just the ones that have been provided,” Zelensky said, flanked by Ukrainian flags and wearing an olive green T-shirt.
Zelensky called for an oil embargo on Russia, punitive measures against all its banks and the rejection of its IT sector, adding that all foreign companies should leave the country.
“There should be no trade with Russia,” he told the gathering of the world’s political and business elites.
“I think there are no such sanctions against Russia yet, and there should be.”
While the United States, Britain and Canada have moved to ban Russian oil and gas, the European Union has been divided over imposing similar measures. EU members such as Germany and Hungary rely heavily on energy supplies from Russia.
The war in Ukraine is dominating discussions in Davos, the WEF’s first meeting in more than two years. The Covid pandemic forced the cancellation of the 2021 in-person event and the postponement of this year’s collusion to May.

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