President Zelenskyy delivered the address on the final day of the four-day 68th annual session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, in Madrid, virtually, from Kyiv.
🇺🇦 President @ZelenskyyUa addressing today's #NATOPAMadrid ❝Ukrainian people have demonstrated that there is nothing impossible for us when we are acting together, when we are really united and when we are defending our unconditional values❞. ⤵️
— NATO Parliamentary Assembly / AP-OTAN (@natopapress) November 21, 2022
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Other attendees include important officials like the NATO Secretary-General; Jens Stoltenberg, the Prime Minister of Spain Pedro Sanchez; the Presidents of the Senate and Congress of Deputies, Ander Gil, and Meritxell Batet.
During its 68th Annual Session, the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (NATO PA) supported the proposals put out by the Ukrainian delegation. The members unanimously adopted a resolution designating Russia as a “terrorist state.”
The PA adopted several resolutions urging the 30 NATO partners to increase their support for the Ukrainian government’s resistance and its incorporation into Euro-Atlantic institutions.
It also asked the members to openly state that the current regime in Russia is terrorist. The NATO PA urged allies to increase military, financial, & humanitarian help to Ukraine, especially by accelerating the delivery of the armaments that Ukraine needs to protect itself.
During the session, Zelenskyy expressed his confidence that Ukraine can defend itself. He added that they will restore European boundaries along their entire southern and eastern flanks.
President Zelenskyy urged the NATO Parliamentary Assembly’s members to support Ukraine’s membership requests to the NATO and European Union (EU).
He urged the members to use their power so that their nation stays strong and is never divided. He added that people who never imagined life without freedom are in danger.
Zelenskyy stated that Ukrainians restore the frontiers of a united Europe to the entire length of our eastern and southern borders. He added that they do not just believe, but are certain that they would be able to defend themselves in this conflict.