Speech of Volodymyr Zelensky to the Parliament of Japan

by Olha Povaliaieva
Thursday, March 24, 2022
Speech of Volodymyr Zelensky to the Parliament of Japan

Main points of the presidential speech for partners from Japan

  • Japan has become a leader in supporting Ukraine in Asia, immediately coming to the aid of Ukraine by supporting sanctions against the Russian Federation;
  • He recalled the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant: “On February 24, armored vehicles of the Russian Federation went across the land in which radioactive materials were buried, and the nuclear power plant became the arena of war”;
  • In Ukraine, there are 4 nuclear power plants for 15 power units, all of them are under threat — the Russian Federation has already fired at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, chemical production in Sumy, “we are warned about chemical attacks using sarin, as in Syria”;
  • The Russian Federation even blocked the sea, showing other aggressor countries “how to put pressure on free peoples”;
  • New, preventive, international guarantees are needed, a “support for the freedom of peoples” at a time when international institutions have not worked, and the world is on the eve of new turbulence;
  • Japan's leadership can become indispensable in their development, "I offer it to you";
  • It is necessary to stop the "tsunami of the Russian invasion" - through an embargo on trade with the Russian Federation, the withdrawal of companies from the Russian market, "we need to help our state and soldiers even more";
  • It is necessary already today to think about the restoration of destroyed cities: "I'm sure you understand the feelings - when you return to your native land."
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