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Zelenskyy labels Russia’s abductions of Ukrainian children as 'genocide'

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Tuesday that Russia was carrying out “genocide” by abducting children, in a plea for solidarity to the United Nations General Assembly.

“Those children in Russia are taught to hate Ukraine and all ties with their families are broken. And this is clearly a genocide,” Zelenskyy said.

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In a speech wearing his trademark military fatigues, Zelenskyy also renewed his call for a summit of like-minded nations.

“We are preparing a Global Peace Summit. I invite all of you -- all of you who do not tolerate any aggression -- to jointly prepare the summit,” Zelenskyy said.

Zelenskyy also said that Russia -- a permanent member of the Security Council -- could not be trusted with nuclear weapons.

“Terrorists have no right to hold (a) nuclear weapon,” he said.

He accused Russia of using both energy and food as a way to pressure the world.

“The aggressor is weaponizing many other things, and those things are used not only against our country but against all of yours as well.”

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