According to the First Lady, intolerance to violence and cruelty in any form is what unites democratic societies.
"Last week in Kyiv, as I do every year, I joined the campaign against gender-based violence. Today I had the honor of attending the reception by Queen Consort Camilla of the United Kingdom on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women," Zelenska posted on Telegram.
She emphasized that it was an honor for her to "personally meet Her Majesty and have the opportunity to tell what has been happening in our territories temporarily occupied by Russia. What terrible crimes the occupiers commit against our women and children. I told the Queen Consort that many of our families are separated. Many children are deprived of the opportunity to communicate with their parents at home: father or mother may serve, they may be doctors, volunteers; about 40,000 Ukrainian women serve in the ranks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine."
As Ukraine’s First Lady noted, the Queen Consort has been an active participant in campaigns against violence against women for many years, is constantly engaged in charity, and helps Ukrainian refugees in the United Kingdom.
"I thanked for this and assured: Ukraine is ready to contribute to international efforts to prevent violence in conflicts all over the world," the First Lady said.
"Unfortunately," Zelenska emphasized, "we have painful experience in this matter. Fortunately, we are doing everything possible to overcome it with dignity and never tolerate it."
As reported, Zelenska, who is visiting London, called on Britons not to forget during the Christmas holidays about the fate of Ukrainians who are fighting for their lives amid the Russian invasion.
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