European Parliament President Visits Ukraine And Vows Russia’s War Will Not Go Unpunished



European Parliament president visits Ukraine and vows Russia's war will not go unpunished

European Parliament President Roberta Metsola visited Ukraine Saturday, vowing “the aggressors that have started a war on our continent will not go unpunished.”

Speaking on a panel at the “United for Justice” conference in Lviv, Metsola reiterated the parliament’s support for initiatives collecting evidence of potential crimes committed by Moscow and its forces.

The three-day conference was organized by Ukrainian authorities “to ensure accountability for core international crimes allegedly committed in Ukraine,” according to the European Union Agency for Criminal Justice Cooperation.

“I am the mother of four sons. I would like to be able to tell them, when Ukraine wins the war, that everybody will be held accountable for the crimes that they have committed and the atrocities that we have seen committed against the brave Ukrainians,” Metsola said.

Ukraine’s first lady Olena Zelenska was also on the panel with the European Parliament leader.

Metsola met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky Saturday, and together the pair met students at the Ivan Franko National University in Lviv.

“The future of Ukraine & of Europe rests on the shoulders of the young,” the European leader said in a tweet. On the college visit, Metsola said the pair met “young women & men hopeful for a brighter future. Eager to play an important part in rebuilding Ukraine. Hope. Believe. Lead.”

In another tweet about her meeting with Zelensky, Metsola said she has “learnt many things from Ukraine the past year. But perhaps the most important lesson is one articulated by (Ukrainian poet) Taras Shevchenko: ‘Keep fighting, you are sure to win.’”

“True in the quest for peace & freedom as it is in life. Never give up,” she added.

Source – CNN



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