Ukraine's ambassador to the United Nations has absolutely unloaded on Russian President Vladimir Putin during a special assembly at the UN.
It was the first emergency special session of the General Assembly since 1982 and representatives from 197 members of the UN gathered to speak and hear about the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Sergiy Kyslytsya condemned Russian President Vladimir Putin for launching a war against his people and urged the leader to back out permanently.
"If he wants to kill himself, he doesn't need to use a nuclear arsenal. He has to do what the guy in the bunker did in Berlin in May 1945," Kyslytsya said, referring to how Nazi leader Adolf Hitler took his own life during the final stages of World War II.
He was also referencing how Putin recently told his military to get its nuclear system ready.
The Russian President complained about NATO making 'aggressive statements' as well as the West's increasing financial sanctions against Russia.
As a result, he ordered the Russian Defence Minister and the Chief of the military's General Staff to put the nuclear deterrent forces in a 'special regime of combat duty'.
Ukraine's ambassador to the UN warned the General Assembly that there are concerning comparisons between what is happening now and what happened in 1939.
"Very clear parallels can be drawn with the beginning of the Second World War," Kyslytsya said. "And Russia's course of action is very similar to that which their spiritual mentors from the Third Reich employed on the Ukrainian land 80 years ago."
He added that this war in Ukraine is 'the first time since the United Nations was born' that there is a proper conflict going on in Europe.
Mr Kyslytsya also used his speech to read a text message exchange from a now-dead Russian soldier to his mother.
He read out the message from the troop, saying: "Mum, I'm in Ukraine. There's a real war here. I'm afraid. We are bombing all the cities together, even targeting civilians. We were told that they would welcome us, and they are falling under our armoured vehicles, throwing themselves under our vehicles and not allowing us to pass.
"They are calling us fascists. Mum, this is so hard."
As Russia continues to try and take over Ukraine, the country is being battered with more economic and financial sanctions that could cripple its economy.
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