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Ukrainian President Given Standing Ovation In Unprecedented Address To British Parliament

Posted on AllSides March 9th, 2022
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British lawmakers gave a standing ovation to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Tuesday as he gave a historic address before the House of Commons and appealed for more aid against Russia’s invasion of his country.

Members of Parliament took to their feet both before and after Zelenskyy’s speech, delivered from Kyiv via video link and live translation.

It was the first time any foreign leader has addressed the House of Commons directly, according to the BBC.

He told of his country’s pain and suffering after nearly two weeks of war, during which time...

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