On the 13th day of the war between Russia and Ukraine, Ukrainian President Wolodimir Zelensky addressed the House of Commons, the House of Commons of the British Parliament, through a video conference from Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine. “I am calling on all the people of Britain, as citizens and heads of state of other great nations. I would like to talk about the 13-day war. The war we did not start, the Nazis. Just as you lost your country when you started fighting your country, “he said.
“I can’t sleep after being attacked”
“I haven’t slept since the missile attacked me at 04:00 13 days ago. I fought in airstrikes on the second day of the attack. Russian troops tried to stop us, but we struggled. . Our people will fight to the end. “
After Zelensky’s remarks, the English house made a standing ovation.
“A Russian rocket crashed into Babin Yar, and the Nazis killed thousands of people during World War II.”
Zelensky said that until the third day of the war, he was able to know which Russians were conscientious and which Russians were monsters. Directed to cities and even hospitals. This did not discourage us. “I saw Russians attacking a nuclear power plant on the 8th day. This is an attack on everyone. I have to understand what happened, “he said.
Zelensky said he understood that NATO could not help establish a no-fly zone on the 9th day of the attack, and since the 11th day, children and civilians have been abused as well as hospitals and children. Was killed during the attack.
“Declare Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism”
Zelensky demanded that Britain and other nations tighten sanctions on Russia and even declare Russia a state sponsor of terrorism: “We must fight one of the largest troops in the world, but we A country that saves people. Fights helicopters and rockets. Never give up, never lose. At sea, “fight to the end in the air. Fight for your hometown at all costs,” he said. “We look forward to the support of a civilized country. Increase the pressure of sanctions on Russia and declare this country a terrorist country,” Zelensky said.
We will do everything we can until Putin fails and Ukraine is free. “
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who attended the House of Commons after Mr. Zelensky, who was applauded by lawmakers after the speech, said, “Parliament has never heard such a speech. It is currently under attack by Russia. The great European capital, with its legitimate defense, mobilized everyone in this parliament: “Currently, people all over Ukraine are fighting for their lives and their nation. Britain and our allies. Is determined to put pressure on our Ukrainian friends to supply weapons until Vladimir Putin fails his miserable attempt and Britain is freed as much as we can. I will use. “
In his speech, Speaker Lindsay Hoyle thanked Mr. Zelensky for his speech, saying, “We have talked a lot about the situation in Ukraine in the last few weeks and will continue to resolve it.”
Labor leader Keir Starmer said in a speech, “To paralyze Putin’s administration, we need to unite at home and abroad. The Labor Party is in a democratic position with Ukrainian President Zelensky.” Said.
Zelensky became the first foreign leader to address a member of parliament at the House of Commons.