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Former U. S. President George W. Bush announced May 5 that he met virtually with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, praising the courage of the country’s people and pledging America’s continued support for the embattled European nation.
“I was honored to spend a few minutes talking with President Zelenskyy—the Winston Churchill of our time—this morning. I thanked the President for his leadership, his example, and his commitment to liberty, and I saluted the courage of the Ukrainian people,” Bush said in a statement released through the George W. Bush Presidential Center.
“President Zelenskyy assured me that they will not waver in their fight against Putin’s barbarism and thuggery. Americans are inspired by their fortitude and resilience. We will continue to stand with Ukrainians as they stand up for their freedom,” he added.
Zelenskyy, who outlined their virtual discussion in a release, invited Bush to visit Ukraine and thanked the United States and the American people for supporting his countrymen, while also noting the sympathy his people felt for Americans after the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001.
“I saw how people in the United States treat us on social networks, they take to the streets, support Ukraine with flags,” said Zelenskyy.
Zelenskyy went on to note the common values shared by Ukrainians and Americans, who he described as “sincere, open-minded people.”
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