The Ukrainian President Zelensky pleaded for help and paid tribute to the Ukrainian people with a powerful plea. He spoke through a prerecorded video at tonight’s Grammy Awards
At the Grammy Awards tonight, President Volodymyr Zilensky made a passionate plea for assistance in Ukraine.
As he appealed for people to help Ukraine in the midst of the crisis, the Ukraine president pre-recorded the video.
“The war doesn’t let us choose who survives and who stays in endless silence,”As he encouraged people to listen, he also spoke to those in the audience. “fill the silence with your music”.
John Legend took to the stage to sing his new song Free. Mika Newton, a Ukrainian singer, joined him.
Lyuba Yakimchuk from the Donbas enjoyed them as well. They had just fled Ukraine.
In a moving introduction to his stunning performance, he said to the audience: “Tell the truth about this war on your social networks, on TV. Support us in any way you can, but not silence. And then peace will come.
“All our cities are being destroyed by the war – Chernihiv and Kharkiv, Volnovakhas, Mariupol, and others. They are legends, but I dream of them still living. Free. It’s free like you at the Grammy stage.”
It comes after the President made a plea to the UK government for support as he addressed the struggle of the people of Ukraine.
“This struggle lasted 13 days. We were attacked by cruise missiles on day one, at 4:00 AM. Everyone woke up. The entire country, including children and adults, woke up. We haven’t slept since then.” he said as he spoke directly to UK parliament.
“Our army has been with us all as we have fought for our country. Day two has seen us fighting air strikes, and our brave military servicemen in the islands have tried to fight back when the Russian forces asked that we give up the arms.”
“We had to fight on and we did. We did feel our force and the resistance of our people until the very end. The artillery came after us the next morning. Our army revealed who we were, and we have been able see who our people are and who they are most well-known.” he added in the lengthy speech.
“We will fight to the death at sea. In the air. We will fight for our land no matter what the cost. We will fight in forests, on the beaches, in the streets… We are asking for your assistance, for the aid of civilized nations. We are we are thankful for this help and I’m very grateful to you, Boris.”