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'21st century shouldn't be time for dictators to triumph': Zelenskyy addresses Norwegian Parliament

'21st century shouldn't be time for dictators to triumph': Zelenskyy addresses Norwegian Parliament President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy (Photo: Getty Images)
Author: Daria Shekina

The summit of Ukraine and Northern European countries, held today, December 13th, in Oslo, has been a significant step in motivating people, according to a statement from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

"It is an honor to address the Norwegian Parliament and people for the second time. And now in person. I am here to personally thank you for the incredible support Norway has given Ukraine," Zelenskyy has said.

According to the president, Norway became the first country to approve a long-term support program for Ukraine and Ukrainian families, setting an example for other countries.

Today, in Oslo, we had the Nordic plus Ukraine Summit. I’ve heard that our regional partners’ support is becoming long-term. Huge step. I’m thankful!" the head of state has emphasized.

Zelenskyy has noted that this was a significant stride not just in sending the right signal to Moscow that Ukraine won't be left without support.

"It’s about the right signal to our people, to our soldiers, everyone in Ukraine fighting and working for freedom. This is important for people’s motivation and not only in Ukraine. The 21st century should not be a time for dictators to triumph. And it won’t be. We must do enough for this!" the president has added.

Zelenskyy's visit to Norway

Today, on December 13th, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy visited Oslo to participate in the Nordic plus Ukraine Summit.

Specifically, he scheduled meetings with the leaders of Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, and Denmark.

Today, the governments of Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and Finland reaffirmed their strong support for Ukraine and intentions to intensify sanctions against Russia due to its aggression.