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Volodymyr Zelensky addresses Davos forum
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1. Zelensky calls for 'maximum' Russia sanctions in Davos address

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Monday delivered a virtual speech to world leaders attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, urging them to impose "maximum" sanctions on Russia for invading his country. Zelensky said more nations should embargo Russian oil and block its banks, and foreign companies should pull out of Russia. He added that Ukraine needs at least $5 billion per month in aid. "We need to rebuild entire cities and industries," Zelensky said. He added that if other nations had provided all the weapons and other aid Ukraine needed in February, when Russia invaded, "the result would be tens of thousands of lives saved."

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