Ukraine’s First Lady Olena Zelenska has urged MPs to “unite the world community” and help end Ukraine’s conflict with Russia,
Speaking in the House of Commons, Mrs Zelenska compared Russia’s bombardment of Ukrainian cities to Nazi Germany’s bombing of the UK during World War Two.
“You did not surrender, and we will not surrender,” she said.
The speech comes as Ukraine enters its ninth month of conflict with Vladimir Putin’s forces.
Mrs Zelenska is visiting the UK to highlight the plight of the Ukrainian people, millions of whom face a harsh winter with regular power cuts both planned and unplanned.
Fierce fighting continues on both the southern and eastern fronts of the country.
As part of her address, Mrs Zelenska showed pictures that she said depicted the impact of Russian air strikes, which have caused blackouts in major cities, including in capital Kyiv, as well as Lviv, Zaporizhzhia and Kharkiv.
The first lady said: “Your island survived the air raids that were identical to…
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