Volodymyr Zelensky compares Russian invasion of Ukraine to Nazi bombing of Coventry
Our free Coventry email updates are the best way to get headlines direct to your inbox Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky addressed Coventry University students among others across the UK pledging that he would not give up or 'concede' territory to Russia. President Zelensky even compared the Russian invasion of Ukraine to the Nazi bombing of Coventry. Moderator Matt Frei, from Channel 4 News, asked President Zelensky whether there was a stage of the invasion where he would need to concede territory to the Russians given the loss of life in the eastern Donbas region. READ MORE:Ukrainian refugee who ran off with Brit man claims dumped 'two-faced' ex is to blame Mr Zelensky said: “First of all, I’d like to say I’m very happy for Finland and Sweden. He added that if Ukraine had been able to join Nato “that would be able to save a lot of lives".
He continued: “Throughout my presidentship, I clearly understand and understood that every war has to finish at the table of negotiations and I understand that diplomacy can save lives, I understand this. “You need both parties willing to stop the war between their countries otherwise it’s not going to work. Coventry University dentistry student Snizhana Berezhnaya, from Ukraine, said: “I’m very proud to hear from him (that he will not give up) and I think it’s part of our culture in Ukraine to never give up – and it doesn’t matter if you’re in Ukraine right now or abroad, you should always remember that you need to hope for the best and keep working and never give up. She added: “The world gives opportunities to come to different countries and see what it’s like to study abroad and I am more than confident that we will come back and rebuild the country, especially after such international support. In his address to students, Mr Zelensky said that the first regatta had taken place between Cambridge and Oxford on June 10 almost 200 years ago, was a “symbolic fact", adding: “I can compare this with Ukraine, with us swimming against the current and our country trying to fight the Russian warships, and we would like to feel like we’re not alone, like all the countries of the free world are in the same boat,” he told the students. Mr Zelensky said that he had prepared for the meeting by reading about the history and traditions of the universities he was speaking to “for us to speak the same language". Quoting George Bernard Shaw, Mr Zelensky said: “We have a problem of an enemy who didn’t ever read Bernard Shaw, one of the founders of the London School of Economics – we can fly like birds, we can swim like fish, but the only thing missing is to live on this planet like human beings.
He said that students of Edinburgh University had recently “exposed their professor (Tim Hayward) – he was repeating the Russian narratives” and “this signals like hundreds of other signals. Professor Hayward, who specialises in environmental political theory, in March retweeted a Russian government official who branded the Mariupol maternity ward attack “fake news”, and added: “As long as we’re still able to hear two sides of the story we should continue striving to do so. He later said: “I recognise propaganda can abound on all sides. Mr Zelensky told the University of Glasgow that for universities located in occupied areas it was a “tragedy". He added that free tuition was being provided for all students with no limits on acceptance for places through tests or examinations. As the territory was regained, he said: “We will start rebuilding all the educational institutions. He added: “There’s a lot of painful aspects in our history because of which we’ve lost the most precious thing we have, the smart people.
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