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Zelensky calls out a 'state of war criminals' and Davos 'Russia House' makeover

By Ishaan Tharoor

23 May 2022 · 3 min read

DAVOS, Switzerland - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky urged the world's political and business elite to set "new precedents" for punishment for Russia's invasion of his country, calling for attendees at the opening session of the World Economic Forum to "decide whether brute force will rule the world."

"Ukraine is short on time," President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Monday in a virtual address from Kyiv to the mountain-ringed halls of Davos. "This year, the words 'turning point' are to become more than just a rhetorical phrase," Zelensky said in a nod to the meeting's theme, "History at a Turning Point."

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