The Prime Minister of Denmark read out in the Rada a letter from a Dane who was executed by the Nazis in 1945

Danish Prime Minister read in Rada a letter from a Dane who was executed by the Nazis in 1945

Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen spoke in the Verkhovna Rada via video link. The text of the speech is published on the website of the Office of the Prime Minister of Denmark. Mette Frederiksen read a letter from 21-year-old Dane Kim Malte-Bruun to her mother. He fought for freedom during World War II and was executed by the Nazis in April 1945.

– Now your 21-year-old men and women are dying. Our thoughts are with them and their families. It hurts. It is not right. I know my words can never be strong enough. The destruction of war breaks the heart. I saw it with my own eyes when I was in Borodyanka in April. I met people who saw evil. But I also saw something else. Something that I believe will decide the course of this war. I saw the incredible strength of the Ukrainian people,” said Mette Frederiksen.

The Danish Prime Minister called the war between Russia and Ukraine a war between democracy and tyranny. Frederiksen also said that Yugoslavia in the 90s and Ukraine in 2014 are not the proudest times for Europe.

Denmark agreed to the request of President Zelensky to take a leading role in the reconstruction of Mykolaiv. Mette Frederiksen assured that her country supports granting Ukraine the status of an EU candidate. At the same time, she warned that the path to the European Union could be “long and difficult”.

– There are requirements that must be met. We cannot change this. But we will support you every step of the way. You belong to Europe. And Europe belongs to you,” she said.

The Danish ambassador to Ukraine was present in the session hall, and the deputies unfurled the flags of this country.

The Prime Minister of Denmark read in the Rada a letter from a Dane who was executed by the Nazis in 1945

Photo: rada.gov.ua

The Prime Minister of Denmark read a letter from a Dane who was executed by the Nazis in 1945 in the Rada

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Mette Frederiksen is not the first leader of the state to address MPs after Russia's invasion of Ukraine on February 24. This was done by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Polish President Andrzej Duda and Slovak leader Zuzanna Czaputova. In April, Mette Frederiksen visited Kyiv personally together with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez.

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