Ukraine’s ambassador to the United Nations, Sergiy Kyslytsya, told his Russian counterpart at a UN Security Council meeting on February 23: “There is no purgatory for war criminals. They go straight to hell, ambassador.”
Kyslytsya was speaking at an emergency meeting on the Russia-Ukraine crisis just hours before Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a “special military operation” in Ukraine. Credit: United Nations via Storyful
SERGIY KYSLYTSYA: Well, as I said, relinquish your duties as a chair. Call Putin, call Lavrov to stop aggression. And I welcome the decision of some members of this council to meet as soon as possible to consider the necessary decision that would condemn the aggression that you launch on my people. There is no purgatory for war criminals. They go straight to hell, ambassador.