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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Thursday delivered an emotional — and highly personalized — pitch for his war-torn country to join the EU, but his pleas were largely rebuffed by the bloc’s leaders, who offered sympathy but no new assurances.
Zelenskyy’s speech, delivered by videoconference, was his third address of the day to leaders of major Western powers who had gathered in Brussels for a historic trio of back-to-back-to-back summits of NATO, the G7 and the European Council, where Russia’s war against Ukraine was the main topic.
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