President Volodymyr Zelensky’s address to the citizens of Ukraine at the end of the 386th day of the war with the Russian Federation.
Corresponding published the video the press service of the president informs UA2DAY.
“A year ago, the Russian military committed one of the most terrible crimes of this war. The theater in Mariupol was destroyed by Russian bombs. A building that was used as a shelter. There were women with children, pregnant women, elderly people. Civil object. Deliberately destroyed by the occupier. We still do not know the exact number of dead. Hundreds of people? A thousand? The inscriptions “Children” next to the building clearly indicated who became a target for Russia. One of many such targets.
The evil state will be responsible for each of them. The day will come and we will liberate Mariupol. Our entire Yuga. Our entire east. Just as we liberated our other cities.
The day will come and a tribunal will be created to restore justice to our people. A tribunal that will punish this aggressor in the same way as previous aggressors were punished. The day will come when all the perpetrators of war crimes against Ukrainians will appear in the halls of the International Criminal Court and national courts.
We will do all the legal work. We will mobilize all the partners necessary for this. This is already being done. Every day we are getting closer to the return of justice for Ukraine. Every day we work for this – the Prosecutor General and his Office, Ukrainian law enforcement officers, special services, government, diplomats, my Office. Racism cannot remain an unpunished evil. There will be punishment.
Everyone who bombed Ukraine, who burned our villages, who attacked Ukrainian cities… In Mykolaiv and Kherson, in Nikopol and Margants, in Zaporozhye, in the cities of Donbass, in Kharkiv and Kharkiv Oblast. Everyone who leads terrorist fire on the communities of Chernihiv and Sumy regions… Everyone who brought war to Donetsk and Luhansk… Everyone who tried to subjugate Crimea… All rashists will answer. They will be responsible for every Ukrainian life taken.
Eternal memory to all our people, all adults and children, whose lives were taken by Russian terror,” Zelensky said.