As Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy prepared to address MEPs in a formal sitting in Brussels this morning, EP President Roberta Metsola welcomed him for the first in-person address there.
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Metsola took to social media to say that this is a historic day for Europe, saying she is proud to announce the Ukrainian President’s presence at the European Parliament.
Zelenskyy addressed MEPs remotely during a March 1st session, shortly after Russia started its war in Ukraine, and then on December 14th when Parliament’s 2022 Sakharov Prize was awarded to the people of Ukraine.
Metsola had visited Zelenskyy in Kyiv, Ukraine herself, receiving massive praise for her bravery.
A historic day for Europe.
To address the people of Europe from the House of European democracy.
— Roberta Metsola (@EP_President) February 9, 2023