Ukraine, Europe defending themselves against most anti-European force in modern world, says Zelenskyy
Zelenskyy spoke in the European Parliament (Photo:Alain Rolland/Pool/Reuters)
Ukrainians and the whole of Europe are defending themselves from the most anti-European force in the modern world: Russian aggression, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Feb. 9, during a speech to the European Parliament.
“The Russian regime not only hates any kind of sociality and diversity, but also deliberately invests in xenophobia and tries to make all the inhumanity that happened in the 1930s and 1940s part of normality on our continent,” Zelenskyy stated.
“But is it forever? And this is a question for all of us. No! Europe, we’re defending ourselves against the most anti-European force of the modern world.”
Zelenskyy added that Ukrainians are on the battlefield together with Europe.
“We have to defend ourselves,” he said.
“We always fight against scorn, we always bet on good faith. Whatever we dream about for our children and grandchildren, peace and security are the unconditional background for these dreams. Will all this be possible if we don’t defeat this anti-European force that seeks to steal Europe from us all? No. Only our victory will guarantee all this, ours must win.”
On Feb. 8, Zelenskyy made an official visit to the United Kingdom, meeting with PM Rishi Sunak and addressing Parliament.
Following his UK visit, he traveled to Paris, France, where he met with French and German leaders Emmanuel Macron and Olaf Scholz respectively.
During the meeting, Zelenskyy stressed that Ukraine needs Western weapons to end the war unleashed by Russia as soon as possible.
On Feb. 9, the Ukrainian leader visited the EU capital of Brussels, where he is also scheduled to address the leaders of the European Council.
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