First Lady Zelenska discusses Russian war crimes with Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein Alois

18 January, 02:55 PM
Olena Zelenska and Prince Alois (Photo:@Олена Зеленська/Telegram)

Olena Zelenska and Prince Alois (Photo:@Олена Зеленська/Telegram)

Ukraine’s First Lady Olena Zelenska has met with Hereditary Prince and Regent of Liechtenstein Alois in Davos, Switzerland, she wrote on Instagram on Jan. 17.

According to Zelenska, she thanked Prince Alois for the steps the Principality of Liechtenstein was taking to help Ukraine punish Russia for war crimes.

“Last May, the Government of the Principality made a decision to allocate CHF 200,000 to support the efforts of the international community to prosecute the perpetrators of crimes committed in Ukraine,” Zelenska said.

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“And recently (the Government) approved the allocation of an additional CHF 250,000 to support projects for documenting war crimes in Ukraine.”

Zelenska noted she had also thanked the Principality of Liechtenstein for its adherence to the principles of international law, as well as for its active position in the UN General Assembly regarding the establishment of a special tribunal to bring those involved to justice for these crimes.

“We will be grateful for further promotion of this initiative,” she wrote.

Before the meeting with Prince Alois, Zelenska, together with the Metropolitan of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, chairman of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia in the United States, Borys Gudziak, held the “Ukraine is You” discussion panel in the Ukraine House in Davos.

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The agenda included the issue of how to further encourage the world to support Ukraine. They also visited the exhibition dedicated to the liberated city of Kherson.

“Ukraine is now fighting physically, but the whole world is also fighting morally,” Zelenska said.

“We all need this victory. If the whole world is tired and you can take a break, imagine what will happen if Ukrainians get tired. We are also tired, both morally and physically. We have no right to stop, and we very much hope that you will also feel this emotion.

“The whole civilized world has already helped so much that if you stop, it will mean that all previous help was in vain. It’s impossible to stop extinguishing the fire when half of the building is burning. It’s impossible to stop in the middle. It's either nothing or everything.”

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