Today: Wednesday, 7 December 2022 year

New Zealand invited Zelensky to speak in parliament.

New Zealand invited Zelensky to speak in parliament.

New Zealand invited Volodymyr Zelensky to speak in parliament via video link.

Zelensky will become the second foreign head of state to speak in New Zealand’s parliament after former Prime Minister Julia Gillard addressed New Zealand MPs in 2011.

Zelensky has already spoken via video link in the parliaments of a number of other countries, asking for help in military operations against Russia.

The date of his address to the New Zealand Parliament has not been determined, but he will not speak this week.


New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern spoke with Zelensky on the phone in June this year. She was also invited to Kyiv during a visit to Europe, but was unable to go there due to logistical reasons.