Ukrainian President Zelensky to address Saeima on Thursday

  • 2022-05-26
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will address Latvian lawmakers by videolink during a Saeima session this Thursday, LETA was told at the Saeima press office. 

The Ukrainian president will make the address to the Saeima at the invitation of Saeima Speaker Inara Murniece (National Alliance). The speech will be made remotely and broadcast live on the Latvian parliament's website.

"Despite the war and being personally under threat, Ukraine's political leadership continues to work tirelessly. Mutual understanding, political and also practical cooperation between Latvia and Ukraine are as close as ever. That is because we share a common goal - Ukraine's victory over evil which is currently tearing deep wounds in the European continent," the Saeima speaker said. 

Murniece indicated that Ukraine is heroically fighting against Russian occupiers. President Zelensky continues to inspire to a just fight for freedom, and this is a fight not only for Ukraine's freedom, the speaker said. 

Ukraine is defending values underpinning the lifestyle of the whole democratic world - freedom, peace and democracy, the Saeima speaker said. 

Representatives of the Saeima press office noted that Murniece along with the speakers of the Estonian and Lithuanian parliaments were the first parliament speakers to visit Kyiv after the outbreak of the war. On March 24 they met with Ukrainian parliamentarians and the president.