UN-Vollversammlung: Selenskyjs wütender Auftritt

den Vereinten NationenIn New York, at the East River, the world shrinks to the size of a hall. When the community gathers for their assembly, criticism, demands, and appeals are not made from a safe distance as usual.

When Ukrainian President Wolodymyr Selenskyj takes the podium, the unnamed Russian delegation sits uninterested in the plenary session, occasionally taking notes or checking their phones. This is Selenskyj’s first personal appearance before the General Assembly since the start of the war, and it is an angry one. Speaking in English, Selenskyj repeatedly hits the microphone with his hand while gesturing. Those who expected a diplomatic Selenskyj after his appearance on US television over the weekend are surprised. „Russia wants to use our country as a weapon against all of you and against the international rules-based order,“ Selenskyj declares to the countries represented in the room.