The UN honored the memory of Ukrainians who died in the war with Russia

15:42 29 June Kyiv, Ukraine

At the UN Security Council, after the call of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, all those present observed a minute of silence in memory of the victims of the war.

"Different countries of the world may have different attitudes towards the war, but in every country of the world they still honor the memory of the dead. Not only the military, but every person - every dead child. This always happens," Zelensky said.
Only murderers do not honor the memory of those they killed, the president noted.
"And I ask you now to honor the memory of all Ukrainians who died in this war. All adults, all children. Tens of thousands," he called.
Zelensky, speaking via videoconference, stood up, after which everyone present in the Security Council meeting room rose.

At the same time, members of the Russian delegation to the UN Security Council stood up while honoring the memory of the Ukrainians killed by the Russian invaders.

Zelensky noted that they did this in order to "frankly not look like murderers."
"Members of the Russian delegation looked around at everyone present in the Security Council hall and also decided to stand up - just so as not to openly look like murderers. But everyone knows that this is precisely Russian terror, it is the Russian state that is killing innocent people in this war unleashed against the Ukrainian people," the president stressed.
He added that he called on the UN to use the existing mechanisms of the United Nations Charter to stop Russian manipulation of the Organization's structures and to create a special tribunal to investigate the actions of Russian occupiers on Ukrainian soil.