A Leaders Conference approved roundthis wednesday, invitation to Volodymyr Zelensky, president of Ukraine, to address the Assembly of the Republic, advance to RTP3. Now, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa will handle the process.
In its statement, PAN, which has submitted the application, stated that it saw the “Today it was unanimously approved, in the conference of leaders, your request was addressed to the President of the Assembly of the Republic [Augusto Santos Silva] with a view to holding an official welcoming session for the President of Ukraine, with remote participation” by Volodymyr Zelensky “in plenary meeting”.
It should be recalled that, on March 16, at the end of the previous legislature, the PAN proposed to the then President of the Assembly of the Republic, Ferro Rodrigues, by letter, the organization of an “official welcoming session”, in the parliamentary Standing Committee for the President of Ukraine.
In the document, PAN requests the participation of Ukrainian heads of state via videoconference, pointing out as examples the sessions held in the European Parliament, in the German and Italian parliaments, in the British House of Commons, in the United States Congress and in the Canadian Commons.
Zelensky will do it became the first head of state to speak via videoconference in our Parliament. It should be borne in mind that the head of state of Ukraine has intervened in assemblies in several countries, as well as in Union of nations and in appreciation Grammys.
Russia launched a military offensive in Ukraine on February 24 that killed at least 1,480 civilians, including 165 children, and injured 2,195, including 266 minors, according to the latest United Nations data, which warns of a possible real number of civilian casualties. much higher.
The war has caused an indeterminate number of military casualties and flights of more than 11 million people, of which 4.2 million were to neighboring countries. It is Europe’s worst refugee crisis since World War II (1939-1945) and the United Nations estimates around 13 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance.
The Russian invasion was condemned by the international community at large, which responded by sending weapons to Ukraine and strengthening economic and political sanctions on Moscow.[Notícia atualizada às 12h59]
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