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Zelensky appeals for Ukraine aid at Davos: ‘Tragedies are outpacing life’

By Matt Bernardini

 

During a video address to the World Economic Forum on Wednesday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky asked world leaders for more equipment to fight Russia.

Zelensky began with a moment of silence to honor his country’s minister of internal affairs, Denys Monastirsky, and more than a dozen others who were killed hours earlier in a helicopter crash near Kyiv.

“Tragedies are outpacing life. The tyranny is outpacing democracy,” he said. “The time the free world uses to think is used by the terrorist state to kill.”

Zelensky urged the business and government leaders gathered in Davos, Switzerland, to provide more equipment for Ukraine, so that it continue to defend itself against Russia’s air and ground attacks. He spoke about the missile strike on a building in Dnipro on Saturday that killed 45 people.

 

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