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by Alain Tolhurst
08 March 2022
Ukraine: Volodymyr Zelensky calls for Russia to be treated as a 'terrorist state'

Ukraine: Volodymyr Zelensky calls for Russia to be treated as a 'terrorist state'

The Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky has called for the UK to recognise Russia as a “terrorist state” in a landmark address to the House of Commons.

Speaking via video link from Kyiv, he reiterated his call for a no-fly zone to be enforced over his country to protect his people from Vladmir Putin’s invasion.

Having remained in his country’s capital despite days of shelling and attacks by Russian troops, Zelensky thanked Boris Johnson for sending defensive weapons and aid.

But he asked for the government to “please increase the pressure of sanctions”, as well as recognising Russia as “a terrorist state”.

Zelensky called on the UK to “please ensure our Ukrainian skies are safe”, adding: “Please make sure you do what needs to be done.”

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