In the opening speech at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF), Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called for “maximum sanctions” against Russia. There should be “no more trade with Russia”. An embargo for Russian energy sources is necessary, said Selenskyj on Monday in his speech, which was shown as a video address in Davos, Switzerland.

Three months after the beginning of the Russian war of aggression, the 44-year-old also thanked for the international support. “The world believes in Ukraine,” he said. After the speech, many listeners stood up and applauded.

In view of the Russian war of aggression against his country, he called on the states to continue supplying arms. “Ukraine needs all the weapons we are asking for, not just the ones that have been supplied,” he said.

Zelenskyy also invited foreign companies to take part in the reconstruction of the destroyed Ukrainian cities after the end of the war. Frozen Russian property should also be used for financing, he suggested.

In view of the impending hunger crises in the world, Zelenskyj also called for negotiations on access to blocked Ukrainian seaports in order to be able to ship urgently needed food from there.