Ukranian president to addres British MPs today

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will address British MPs today via video link, as announced by the Speaker of the House of Commons.

Sir Lindsay Hoyle said he was pleased to grant Mr. Zelensky’s historic request, with the address taking place at 17:00 GMT.

The speech will be shown on screens being installed in the chamber, where more than 500 headsets will also be provided to relay an English translation of his statement.

Sir Lindsay said: “Every parliamentarian wants to hear directly from the president, who will be speaking to us live from Ukraine, so this is an important opportunity for the House.”

On Monday, the president promised to punish anyone who commits atrocities against the Ukrainian people.

There will be no quiet place on Earth for you, except for the grave,” the president said.

Last week, he received a standing ovation when he spoke, via videolink, to the European Parliament.

On Monday evening, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke with US President Joe Biden, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, with the four leaders agreeing to maintain pressure on Russia to isolate Mr Putin diplomatically and economically.

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