"Ask Prigozhin if we should trust Putin's promises": Zelensky at the UN urged not to conduct behind-the-scenes negotiations with Russia. Video
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has called on the UN not to conduct behind-the-scenes negotiations with Russia. As an example of how Russian President Vladimir Putin cannot be trusted, he recalled the death of the head of the Wagner PMC Yevgeny Prigozhin, which is most likely the Russian dictator's handiwork.
Zelensky said this during his speech at the United Nations General Assembly in New York on September 19. He spoke out against certain shadow deals (to watch the video, scroll to the bottom of the page).
"I am aware of attempts to conclude some shady deals behind the scenes. Evil cannot be trusted. Ask Prigozhin if we should trust Putin's promises. Please hear me out. Let unity decide everything openly," Zelensky said.
He added that last year he presented the Ukrainian Formula for Peace, which became the basis for updating the existing security architecture.
"Now we can restore the UN Charter and guarantee the full force of the rules-based world order. Tomorrow I will present the details at a special meeting of the UN Security Council. The formula is not just about Ukraine. More than 140 states and international organizations have fully or partially endorsed it. It offers solutions and steps that will stop all forms of weaponization used by Russia against Ukraine and other countries and that can be used by other aggressors," the guarantor added.
The Ukrainian leader also said that important talks and consultations on the implementation of the Peace Formula had taken place in Hiroshima, Copenhagen and Jeddah.
"We are preparing the Global Peace Summit. I invite all of you - all of you who do not tolerate any aggression - to prepare the Summit together," the President said.
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, Zelensky said that Western allies should understand the price of Ukraine's loss.
"Ukraine gave up its third largest nuclear arsenal. Then the world decided that Russia should become the custodian of such a force. But further history has proved that it was Russia that deserved nuclear disarmament back in the 1990s," the President said.