World Bank seminar: Zelensky lists “five steps”.
kyiv: Speaking at a virtual World Bank meeting, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky outlined “five tasks” that must be undertaken immediately in the wake of the ongoing conflict between Russia and Kyiv.
The first step, according to the president, is rapid support for Ukraine, “so that the Russian leadership understands that the war will not allow them to achieve any of their aggressive ambitions”. He said,
“Second, Russia must be immediately excluded from all international financial institutions.”
In the third phase, Zelensky said Ukraine needed a special tax to pay for the war, adding that “Russia, and any aggressor after it, must pay for violating global security.”
“Fourth, every country in the world must now prepare for the eventual abolition of all ties with Russia. Fifthly, the assets of the Russian government and representatives of the Russian elite have already been frozen,” the president added.
The Ukrainian President further stated that Russia’s invasion endangers the world’s food supply.
According to the BBC, the Russian embargo on Ukrainian Black Sea port cities has made it difficult for the country to export foodstuffs such as wheat. Due to the severe “economic losses” caused by the war, the president noted, Ukraine now needs about $7 billion per month, compared to the $5 billion kyiv had previously announced.
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