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Ukraine claims Russia is committing genocide – and takes it to court

Several senior Ukrainian officials, including president Volodymyr Zelenskiy, have claimed Russian actions verged on "genocide" with proceedings underway at the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

Sergiy Kyslytsya, Ukrainian Ambassador to the UN, told the UN General Assembly that Russia had "come to deprive Ukraine of the very right to exist. They have come to resolve the Ukrainian issue, as their propagandists claimed".

“it's already clear that the goal of Russia is not an occupation only, it is genocide," Kyslytsya added.

"This is terror,” said Zelenskiy in a video message earlier this week. “They are going to bomb our Ukrainian cities even more, they are going to kill our children even more subtly. This is the evil that has come to our land and must be destroyed."

"Russia's criminal actions against Ukraine bear signs of genocide," he added.

At the ICJ, Ukraine filed documents last week, accusing Russia of “planning acts of genocide in Ukraine” and of intentionally killing Ukrainians, as well as trashing Russia’s own claim of genocide.

Read more from the Wall Street Journal here.

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