Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Sunday insisted that Russia is committing genocide in his country.
Zelensky described the Russian invasion of Ukraine as involving “the torture of the whole nation,” adding that they wanted to destroy all Ukrainians.
Speaking to CBS News through a translator, Zelensky said Ukrainians did not want to be subdued by Russia and were being exterminated as a result.
Asked whether Russia’s actions constitute genocide, Zelensky said: “Indeed, this is genocide. The elimination of the whole nation and the people. We are the citizens of Ukraine. We have more than 100 nationalities.
“This is about the destruction and extermination of all these nationalities.”