Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s Stirring EU Speech Earned Him An Ovation And An Outpouring Of Emotion

While speaking during an emergency session of the European Union parliament, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky delivered a stirring speech that earned him a standing ovation and praise from around the world. As Russia continues its invasion, Zelensky has been urgently petitioning for Ukraine to be admitted into the EU, which resulted in him speaking to the session remotely. However, being on video did nothing to mute the impact of his words as he described the conditions in his country.

Via Newsweek:

“At least two cruise missiles have hit the main square of that city. That is the price of freedom,” he said. “We’re fighting just for our land and for our freedom.”

Zelensky added: “Every square in our country will be called Freedom Square. Nobody will break us, we are strong, we are Ukrainians.”

While condemning Vladimir Putin’s propaganda and attempts to call the invasion a simple military “operation,” Zelensky continued to reinforce Ukraine’s resolve to defending its country and maintaining its independence from Russia.

“We are fighting for our freedom, for our rights and for our survival,” Zelensky said. “But we are also fighting also to be equal members of Europe…. the European Union is going to be much stronger with us, that’s for sure.”

As the video of Zelensky’s speech became available on social media on Tuesday morning, people from around the globe were moved by his impassioned words and his resolve while his country faces an ongoing assault from Russia forces.

You can see some of the reactions below:

(Via Newsweek)