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Zelensky condemns Kramatorsk rocket attack in address to Finnish Parliament

The Ukrainian president also complained about the long wait for weapon delivers from the West
08/04/2022 The President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyi addressed the parliamentarians via video link in the Parliamentary Chamber on April 8, 2022. The President Matti Vanhanen welcomed the participants and gave a short speech, followed by a speech by President Zelensky. The President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö and the German Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who is on a working visit, followed President Zelensky's speech in Parliament. The event was also attended by e.g. Ambassadors of EU countries.Photo: Hanne Salonen/Eduskunta.
Finnish President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö and the German Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier (R), who is on a working visit, followed President Zelensky's speech in Parliament. Photo: Hanne Salonen/Eduskunta.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has complained about the wait for large armaments from the West, saying his country still had to ask for support and equipment, and was always told that it has to wait.

"They are telling us that we need to wait in the situation when we are losing hundreds of people on a daily basis because of the Russian attacks, when dozens of our cities have been destroyed," Zelensky said in a video address to the Finnish parliament, noting that Finland had been quick in sending defence equipment to his country.

Zelensky once again called for the cutting of all economic ties with Russia.

He said that "freedom will not survive if we leave channels that will be fed by these sources of income. We share this common value. The war is equally evil for everyone."

The Ukrainian President has strongly condemned a missile attack on the train station in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk.

'An ordinary train station'

The Russian military attacked an ordinary train station, Zelensky said on Friday as he began his video address to the Finnish parliament.

People had been waiting to be evacuated, he said.

"This is just an ordinary train station, just an ordinary town in eastern Ukraine," he said.

He said the attack showed what Russia meant by protecting the Donbass region and its Russian-speaking population. "This is the 44th day of our reality," Zelensky said.

Zelensky condemns Kramatorsk rocket attack in address to Finnish Parliament