It is rare for a guest to be so eagerly expected in Brussels that the European Quarter rolls out the red carpet and receives them with great fanfare. But when Volodymyr Zelenskiy made his appearance before the EU Parliament and later at the EU summit, it was clear that he was meant to feel right at home. There were ovations, cheering and the Ukrainian national anthem. “You have inspired not only your country but the whole world with your resistance,” Parliament Speaker Roberta Metsola greeted the guest. She said that Ukraine will win against Russia’s “brutal and illegal invasion”.
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