Zelensky accuses Germany in his Bundestag speech

Volodymyr Zelensky, President of Ukraine

© APA | Volodymyr Zelensky, President of Ukraine

# 17 March 2022 13:06 (UTC +04:00)

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky addressed German lawmakers at the Bundestag Thursday morning, continuing his appeal for international help a day after he addressed U.S. Congress, APA reports citing Forbes.

He said sanctions imposed on Russia were “too few” to stop the war and asked Germany for more military support. The EU has over the past few days committed a further 500 million euros ($550 million) in military aid to Ukraine.

Invoking the Berlin Wall, Zelensky said Ukraine was behind a wall and asked German’s Chancellor Olaf Sholz to “tear it down.” Ukraine has in recent days conceded that it will not join NATO anytime soon but signed a membership application to join the European Union at the start of Russia’s invasion.

Zelensky has won praise across Europe and the U.S. for his leadership during the war and has also addressed parliaments in the U.K. and Canada, invoking local history to appeal for more aid to fight off Russian aggression.