Prove you’re with us, won’t let us go: Ukraine’s president asks EU, standing ovation

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new Delhi: Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky received thunderous applause and a standing ovation after concluding his remarks at a European Union (EU) meeting on Tuesday. The address came on the day the Russian offensive in Kyiv entered its sixth day today.

Along with Zelensky, Ukrainian Parliament Speaker Ruslan Stefanchuk also made a speech during an extraordinary session of the European Parliament.

Zelensky asked the EU to “prove” they were with Ukraine. He also told the House that the citizens of his country were fighting “for their land” and “for their freedom”, despite the fact that all cities in the country were blocked due to the arrival of Russian troops from different sides. has gone.

“We are also fighting to be an equal member of Europe. Without the EU, Ukraine is going to be alone. Prove that you are with us and will not let us go,” Zelensky said.

European Parliament President Roberta Metsola announced today that it will adopt a resolution, following a debate titled ‘Russian aggression against Ukraine’.

“We are witnessing an invasion of a sovereign and independent state. Freedom and values ​​are at stake. We don’t need to stand up and look away, ”said Roberta Metsola.

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine began after President Vladimir Putin announced a “special military operation” on Kyiv on 24 February. In Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest city, residential buildings were targeted by Russian missiles.

First published:March 1, 2022 at 7:02 pm

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