Zelensky addressed MPs in UK, thanked for their support


LONDON: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky thanked the British folks on Wednesday for supporting Russia’s invasion “from day one” in an handle to UK MPs. He’s touring exterior his nation to hunt extra assist.

Thanking the Ukrainian military, Zelensky mentioned, “I’ve come right here on behalf of the courageous troopers and I stand earlier than you. I thanks to your bravery…London has been with Kyiv since day one. Home of Commons Speaker Lidsey Hoyle mentioned MPs had been appalled that Zelensky delivered the handle at nice danger to himself.

Zelensky’s go to to Britain in an train to hunt extra trendy weapons comes as Kyiv prepares for an invasion by Russia. A whole lot of MPs and parliamentary employees packed 900-year-old Westminster Corridor to take heed to Zelensky’s speech. It was his second confirmed journey exterior Ukraine since Russia’s invasion practically a yr in the past. Zelensky visited America in December.

Zelensky has repeatedly mobilized assist for his nation by giving such speeches to Western parliamentarians. The Ukrainian President arrived in London on Wednesday in a Royal Air Force airplane. British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak welcomed the Ukrainian chief and tweeted an image of him hugging.

“The UK was one of the first countries to come to the aid of Ukraine and today I am in London to personally thank the British people for their support,” Zelensky mentioned on Instagram. The go to comes at a time when the UK authorities introduced a brand new spherical of sanctions in opposition to six entities. Britain says these entities provided tools to the Russian navy.

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