Zelensky addresses Lithuanian parliament

AP , Tuesday 12 Apr 2022

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has urged the European Union to step up economic sanctions against Russia, arguing that the Russian political and military leadership feels it can continue the invasion of Ukraine because of signals from some European nations.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks from Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, April 11, 2022. AP

Zelensky told lawmakers in Lithuania, a former Soviet republic that is now an EU and NATO member, that ``they know they will go unpunished as Europe still prefers continued cooperation, trade, business as usual.``

He said via an interpreter that he urges sanctions on all Russian banks and called for Europe to ``get rid of their oil,''

In the latest of a series of addresses by video link to parliaments in Europe and beyond, Zelensky said that ``Europe must win this war. And we will win it together.'' The 141-seat Seimas assembly was decorated with the blue-and-yellow Ukrainian and the yellow-green-red Lithuanian flags.

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