Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky appealed for more sanctions on Russia during a virtual speech to the Australian parliament on Thursday.
“The distance between our country is big,” said Zelensky, “but there is no such thing as distance to Russians’ brutality to our Ukrainian land.”
Zelensky cautioned of great implications to global security if Russia isn’t interrupted and also spoke about what will come after the war, calling on nations and companies to capitalize on the restoration of Ukraine.
Also, President Zelensky specifically spoke about the progress of ports and cities on the Black Sea and rebuilding the naval sector.
Australia has imposed sanctions on more than 500 Russian individuals and entities, including oligarchs with close connections to President Vladimir Putin as well as Russia’s finance ministry.
Australia has provided military and humanitarian aid to Ukraine and also announced a ban on exports of alumina and aluminum ore to Russia. Russia relies on Australia for nearly 20% of its alumina needs, Australian government sa