. ‘We are sacrificing our lives for freedom,’ Zelenskyy gets standing ovation after speech to European parliament « JO LEE MAGAZINE

National Post – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy urged the EU on Tuesday via video link to an emergency session of the European Parliament to “prove that you are with us” in Ukraine’s war with Russia, a day after Kyiv officially asked to join the bloc.

European Union lawmakers, many wearing #standwithUkraine T-shirts bearing the Ukrainian flag, others with blue-and-yellow scarves or ribbons, gave Zelenskiy a standing ovation.

“We are fighting to be equal members of Europe,” Zelenskiy said in Ukrainian in a speech translated into English by an interpreter who spoke through tears.

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