Volodymyr Zelenskiy has explained Glastonbury as the “biggest concentration of freedom” as he tackled the British tunes competition calling for the environment to “spread the real truth” about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
The Ukrainian president spoke through a video concept performed forward of The Libertines’ stage-opening set on the major screens at the Other Phase on Friday.
“The pageant resumes this year just after a two-12 months break, the pandemic has place on hold life of the hundreds of thousands of men and women all over the earth, but has not broken,” Zelenskiy advised the group of 1000’s.
“We in Ukraine would also like to reside the existence as we applied to and get pleasure from liberty and this excellent summer months, but we are not able to do that for the reason that the most awful has transpired – Russia has stolen our peace.
“That is why I flip to you for assist Glastonbury the biggest focus of liberty these days and I inquire you to share this feeling with absolutely everyone whose freedom is beneath assault.”
Zelenskiy mentioned Ukraine “will not allow Russia’s war split us” and that he wants the war to prevent before it “ruins people’s life in other nations of Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America”.
“Spread the reality about Russia’s war, assist Ukrainians who are pressured to flee their properties because of the war,” he explained.
“Time is priceless and every single working day is measured in human lives. The extra folks be part of us in defending independence and real truth, the quicker Russia’s war against Ukraine will end. Verify that freedom normally wins!”
He concluded his concept by declaring “Slava Ukraini”, which translates as “glory to Ukraine” in English, which was achieved with loud and rolling cheers and applause throughout those people collected at the phase in Deserving Farm, Somerset.
Zelenskiy also named on individuals to take a look at his United24 charity system, which collects donations to aid Ukraine’s response to the Russian invasion.
The Ukrainian president’s concept arrives right before Billie Eilish will make heritage when she requires to the Pyramid Phase on Friday night time as Glastonbury Festival’s youngest ever solo headliner.
The Grammy-winning singer, 20, will conduct alongside her brother and co-writer, Finneas O’Connell.
On the working day Eilish headlines Glastonbury, Sir Paul McCartney will be warming up for his Saturday headline slot by doing at a Somerset songs location.
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