Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky visits Kharkiv Oblast for the first time since Russia launched attacks on his country on February 24, in Kharkiv Oblast, Ukraine, May 29, 2022. (Photo: Ukrainian Presidency/Handout/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
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ORGANIZATION OF NATIONS — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is set to make dramatic remarks to world leaders on Wednesday, in a few hours Russia has taken steps to mobilize hundreds of thousands of troops for the months-long assault on Ukraine.
Zelensky, who hasn’t left his war-weary nation since Russia invaded in late February, will address world leaders virtually.
His pre-recorded remarks came as the war in Russia enters its eighth month with no clear signs that the Kremlin is about to abandon its ambitions to erase Ukraine’s sovereignty.
In his speech, Zelensky is expected to call on countries such as China, the world’s second-largest economy, to abandon neutrality. He also intends to call on the West for more weapons and support.
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