On September 12, Volodymyr Zelenskyy honored the residence of the British ambassador to Ukraine, Melinda Simmons, with his visit. The head of state laid flowers in honour of Queen Elizabeth II and made an entry in the book of condolence, expressing sorrow on behalf of himself and the entire Ukrainian people.
"On behalf of the people of Ukraine and myself, I express sincere condolences over the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Ukrainian women and men share this great loss. We mourn with the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth of Nations and all subjects of the British Crown. The memory of Her Majesty and her selfless service to her people will forever remain in the history of mankind," Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
Melinda Simmons thanked president Zelenskyy for his attention and sympathy.
"Deeply honored that Volodymyr Zelenskyy signed our condolence book for Queen Elizabeth II this morning. Grateful to the president for taking the time to do this given all else that is happening in Ukraine at this time," ambassador Simmons.
Andrii Yermak, head of the presidential office, also participated in the ceremony. Representatives of the government of Ukraine also had the opportunity to communicate with representatives of the British diplomatic shield in Ukraine.
We remind you that Ukrainians also express their gratitude to the Queen. In particular, Kyiv, Sumy and Odesa citizens want to perpetuate the memory of the Queen in monuments.