I can't return to Ukraine 'without results', Zelenskyy says during Brussels visits

From left, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, European Council President Charles Michel in Brussels, Feb. 9, 2023.
From left, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, European Council President Charles Michel in Brussels, Feb. 9, 2023. Copyright AP Photo/Olivier Matthys
By Alice TideyJorge Liboreiro
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Zelenskyy was in London and Paris on Wednesday to meet with his British, French and German counterparts.

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Volodymyr Zelenskyy is in Brussels on Thursday to meet with European Union leaders as they gather for a summit.

The Belgian capital is the third stop in the Ukrainian President's whirlwind European tour. He visited London on Wednesday afternoon to address Parliament and hold a meeting with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak before crossing the Channel again for a meeting in Paris with Emmanuel Macron and Olaf Scholz.

During his trip to Brussels, Zelenskyy delivered a speech to European lawmakers in which he said his country is defending the "European way of life" and focuses on shared values. 

He later addressed all 27 leaders of the EU to express his "gratitude" for the support given up to now and during a press conference reiterated his call for more weapons, including long-range missiles, and his wish for a fast accession into the EU.

Relive the day's developments as they unfolded in the blog below:

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