Editorial: Defiant Zelenskyy tells it straight – Ukraine is fighting for the future of democracy

Ukraine’s president is a compelling figure because he speaks as a wartime leader and as a witness to the atrocities his country is suffering – he made it clear that Europe must cut off energy imports from Russia, and we support that position

Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the Ukrainian president, addressed the Dáil by video link last week

There is no hiding from Volodymyr Zelenskyy. The president of Ukraine is not just leading the resistance to Russia’s war on his country and its people; he demands our engagement in the fight. He has addressed the United Nations and multiple elected assemblies in the weeks since the invasion of his country began, pleading for weapons, aid and support and, on occasion, shaming the world into doing more to help his nation in its desperate ...