Ukrainian President Zelenskyy addresses the Greek Parliament
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will address the Greek parliament via conference call next week, it was reported on Saturday.
According to government sources, Ukrainian Ambassador to Greece Sergii Shutenko will be received by Greek Parliament Speaker Constantine Tassoulas on Monday to clarify details, but Zelenskyy’s speech is expected to be delivered on either Wednesday or Thursday.
Zelensky appeals to world legislators
Zelenskyy, who has become a household name around the world as a brave war president in the face of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, has spoken directly to lawmakers around the world via conference calls.
He asked Congress for help in a historic speech last week, telling US lawmakers, “We need you now,” while citing tragedies in American history like the attack on Pearl Harbor and the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
The speech, delivered as a virtual address to members of Congress, came as the United States was pressured by Ukraine to provide more military aid to the embattled country as it fends off Russia’s deadly onslaught.
At the end of his speech, Zelensky had an impassioned message to President Joe Biden, saying, “You are the leader of your great nation. I wish you to be the leader of the world. To be the leader of the world is to be the leader of peace.”
Biden later pledged more US aid to Ukraine and announced another $800 million in security aid in a speech of his own condemning Russia’s attacks.
In early March, Zelensky addressed members of the UK Parliament in the House of Commons, where he was greeted with a rare round of applause from MPs. It’s against the rules of the House of Commons to gossip.
In his address to MPs, he stressed the brutality of the war and urged them to consider the existential threat his country faces following the Russian invasion. He also urged lawmakers to insist on tough sanctions against Russia, which he called a “terrorist state.”
“Please increase the pressure of sanctions against this country and please recognize this country as a terrorist state… Please make sure our Ukrainian skies are safe, please make sure you are doing what needs to be done and what the.” size of your country dictates. ”
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