Come up Sir Volodymyr! MPs again giving Ukrainian president Zelensky an honorary knighthood after defiant stand in opposition to Russia
- Boris Johnson is being urged to place Volodymyr Zelensky ahead for knighthood
- MPs say an honorary knighthood would underlined UK’s help for Ukraine
- Zelensky has refused to go away Kyiv and is ralling the resistance in opposition to Putin
MPs have backed giving Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky an honourary knighthood in recognition of his defiant stand in opposition to Russia.
Boris Johnson is being urged to place Mr Zelensky ahead for the title to underline Britain’s help within the face of Vladimir Putin’s aggression.
Mr Zelensky has turn into a logo of Kyiv’s resistance because the invasion. When supplied the chance by the West to go away the capital, he responded by insisting he want ‘ammunition not a experience’.
He has been rallying his individuals by broadcasting from the center of the nation and condemning Putin’s ‘genocidal’ actions.
Volodymyr Zelensky has turn into a logo of Kyiv’s resistance because the invasion
A Ukrainian serviceman exits a broken constructing after shelling in Kyiv yesterday
The president and the PM have fashioned a detailed bond, talking on the phone almost daily.
The Queen can award honorary knighthoods to non-British residents in recognition of their contributions to the UK and the world.
The awards technically don’t imply that individuals are known as ‘Sir’ until they’re in a Commonwealth nation – though the title continues to be typically used.
Tory MP Bob Seely, of the Commons international affairs committee, instructed the Solar on Sunday: ‘Zelensky has been a real chief. He has given a voice and set an instance to his individuals of their hour of braveness.’
Tory MP Andrew Bridgen added: ‘Volodymyr Zelensky is such an inspirational chief that Putin has put a worth on his head. Let’s give him a knighthood as an alternative.’
Fellow Tory Michael Fabricant stated: ‘I imagine we must always concurrently award Volodymyr Zelensky an honorary knighthood for his excellent and charismatic management of a nation – whereas looking for to indict Putin as a warfare prison.’
Boris Johnson is being urged to place Mr Zelensky ahead for the title to underline Britain’s help within the face of Vladimir Putin’s aggression