President Zelenskyy Receives Standing Ovation In European Parliament After Defiant Speech

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy received a standing ovation in European Parliament today (1 March) after urging it to accept membership.

EU member Michael Bloss shared the moment on Twitter, writing: "Standing ovation for @ZelenskyyUa, President of Ukraine from the whole of the European Parliament.

"We #StandWithUkraine️ to defend democracy, human rights and peace."

Zelenskyy addressed the union in an impassioned speech amid the country's invasion by Russian forces.

Per the BBC, he said: "We are fighting for our rights, for our freedom, for our lives, and now we are fighting for our survival."

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