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Ukraine war

Zelenskyy approaches Japan regarding virtual speech to parliament

Fumio Kishida's government is interested in Ukrainian president's proposal

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has addressed the Canadian and other parliaments.

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has approached Japan about delivering a virtual speech to parliament, lawmakers familiar with the matter said Wednesday, as he continues to rally international support to defend his country from Russia's invasion.

The Japanese government and ruling coalition are interested in accepting the proposal and looking to determine whether such a speech is logistically possible in the Diet.

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