Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Saturday accused Russia of “brutality” against his country and called for more sanctions.
This came during his participation, via a video call, in the work of the twentieth edition of the Doha Forum, which started on Saturday and lasts for two days, and is broadcast by the official Qatari TV.
And Zelensky added: “Russia threatens us with the use of nuclear weapons and the destruction of our country.”
“Russia targets civilians in Mariupol and prevents aid from entering,” he said.
In his speech, he called on energy-producing countries to increase their production to ensure that Russia does not monopolize production.
He called for “injecting various energy sources to reduce Russia’s dominance.”
“No one is safe from the shocks of food chain disruptions,” he continued.
The Ukrainian president indicated that the world must face the possibility of a food crisis due to Russia’s war on his country.
He added, “The Russian invasion leads to depriving the countries of the world of food, and we must continue to pressure Russia with sanctions to ensure that it does not destroy the world.”
He added, “We need real reforms in international organizations to ensure that major countries do not take aggressive actions against other countries.”
He pointed out that “4,000 Muslims live in Mariupol, which is violently bombed by Russian forces.”
Earlier on Saturday, the 20th edition of the Doha Forum kicked off and will last for two days.
This edition is held under the title “Transformation into a New Era”, with the participation of a group of heads of state and government, researchers, thinkers, and study and research centers.
The Doha Forum was established in 2000 as a global dialogue platform that brings together opinion leaders and policy makers around the world to propose innovative and viable solutions.
It brings together policy makers, heads of government and states, representatives of the private sector, civil society and NGOs.