Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelenskyy will dial in to Canberra as he addresses Australia’s Parliament via video link on Thursday afternoon.
It continues his ‘virtual’ tour of foreign nations, as he addresses other parliaments and calls for support amid the ongoing Russian invasion of the country.
Prime Minsiter Scott Morrison says Australia stand with Ukraine against Russia’s aggression.
“Australians have been inspired by President Zelenskyy’s resilience and courage, as he, his Government and the people of Ukraine defend their homeland against Russia’s brutal, illegal and unjustified invasion.”
The PM also reaffirmed Australia’s commitment to the country amid the ongoing invasion.
“We are providing $91 million in military assistance, $65 million in humanitarian assistance, 70,000 tonnes of thermal coal to meet Ukraine’s energy needs, as well as temporary protection visas and support for Ukrainian community groups in Australia.”
“We continue to work with partners to impose the maximum costs against Russia, through targeted sanctions on individuals and entities, the prohibition of energy, oil and gas products from Russia, and a ban on exports of alumina and bauxite to Russia.”
The address will take place at 5:30pm 31 March 2022 and you can watch the address live here.
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