According to Israeli news outlets, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is scheduled to address the Israel Knesset from Kyiv via video a link, mostly this coming Sunday.

Measures are being taken for as many members of the parliament to be present for the address as possible, according to the media. Knesset Speaker Mickey Levy has been in touch with Ukrainian officials, who requested for special arrangements to be made to enable the virtual address.

Source: Times of Israel (Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP)

Reaching out to numerous other countries, Zelensky is to go on a call with the US Congress today and spoke to the Canadian government on Tuesday- wherein he delivered a moving speech. Last week, he addressed the British Parliament via video link with a speech echoing the late British Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s rallying call during World War II. “We’ll fight in forests, fields, streets,” he said during the speech to the applause of the British parliament members.

This being said, earlier, Zelensky, who is Jewish, was seeking a meeting with the Israeli parliament in order to seek support for his embattled nation but was offered a smaller discussion with fewer lawmakers. At the time, Knesset speaker Mickey Levy said the matter was complicated, since the Knesset is beginning its recess on Thursday, so a special meeting would have to be called. Levy said convening the Knesset would not be possible, and suggested to Korniychuk that Zelensky hold a smaller Zoom discussion with some Knesset members, but not the full plenum.

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