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The invasion of Ukraine has exposed the West’s impotence

Putin’s invasion has exposed the West’s impotence

19 March 2022

9:00 AM

19 March 2022

9:00 AM

When the Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelensky, addressed the House of Commons recently, he was afforded two standing ovations from MPs, both lasting about 40 seconds, before and after he spoke. He was probably used to it, having received a similar reception when addressing the European Parliament a week before. On both occasions, then, he was engulfed by warm, moist waves of adulation and respect.

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