Zelenskyy evokes tragedies in each nation's past in speeches to Japan and France

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky delivers a speech to the French National Assembly and Senate on Wednesday.
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky delivers a speech to the French National Assembly and Senate on Wednesday.

Ukraine's president drew parallels between safety at Chernobyl and Japan's Fukushima power plant, and compared the martyred city of Mariupol to Verdun, the French city destroyed by trench warfare.

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