Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky noted that Ukraine must return everything that Russia temporarily seized, and the aggressor state must be punished for the crime. This was stated by the head of state in his overnight video address to the Ukrainians.
"After this Russian war against Ukraine there should be no smoldering or frozen conflict left. This is an important conclusion. Ukraine must return everything that Russia has temporarily seized, and the aggressor state must be punished for the crime of aggression. And this is important not only for justice. Only the evident loss of the aggressor, its loss of everything captured and its international legal responsibility for aggression are safeguards against any war," he said.
Zelensky added that this is what our diplomats, the Office, officials and absolutely everyone involved in organizing a global political, economic and legal response to Russian aggression are working on.
"By protecting our state, we automatically protect everyone who has been or may be threatened by a terrorist state," he stressed.