At the same time, the President noted that Russia had launched the war against Ukraine eight years ago. From 2014 to February 24, 2022, Russia controlled almost 43,000 square km of Ukraine's territory - Crimea and a third of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
Zelensky went on to talk about the 'constant' strikes across the country - referencing the 'terrible' air and missile strikes in Desna, Chernihiv Oblast.
Even as Cannes returned in glamorous form after two years of the pandemic, Zelensky's "passionate rallying cry served as a reminder of the political turmoil still roiling the world," 'Variety' noted.
The Prime Minister also said Canada will impose new sanctions on 40 Russian individuals and five entities in connection with the Kremlin and Russia's defence sector.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced that another mass grave has been discovered in the Kiev region with 900 bodies.
In his latest video address, Zelensky said: "Unfortunately, Russia rejected the proposal to establish an Easter truce.
Zelensky made the request in a virtual address before South Korean lawmakers, saying Ukraine needs various military technologies, including planes and tanks, reports Yonhap News Agency.
The Ukrainian Embassy in London has tweeted a photograph of the two men holding talks. Downing Street has now confirmed Johnson's meeting with Zelensky in the Ukrainian capital Kiev, the BBC reported.
Zelensky went on to say that to justify the killings, the Russian troops take the bodies "simply as scenery, as propaganda props", reports Ukrayinska Pravda.
This will be the first time that Zelenskyy addresses the Security Council since Russia's February 24 invasion of Ukraine.
Zelensky shot the video within the last 48 hours in a bunker in Kiev. The video introduced John Legend's performance about two hours into the show.
Zelenksy also made a reference to the reported disappearance of Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, who was last seen in public on March 11.
"That's why I ask you to stand against the war... Show your standing, come from your offices, your homes, your schools and your universities, come in peace... Come in the name of Ukraine, with Ukrainian symbols to support freedom, to support life.
Zelensky also admitted that his weakest point was losing people and children in these "huge numbers".
As a result, a number of companies working in the Russian arms industry have been switched to round-the-clock mode, according to the armed forces of Ukraine, Ukrayinska Pravda reported.
In its latest allegation, the Russian Defence Ministry claimed on Thursday that the US was helping Ukraine to develop biological weapons and use virus-carrying birds that migrate through Russia, the BBC reported.
The National Police Service also claimed that several thousand people were also evacuated from Kiev's Bucha region.
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Also on Monday, the Prime Minister spoke to Zelensky and expressed deep concern about the ongoing conflict and resultant humanitarian crisis, according to a statement issued by the Prime Minister's Office.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov did not rule out that Ukraine President Vladimir Zelensky is trying to provoke a conflict between Russia and NATO, as evidenced by his "militaristic frenzy".
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The group are said to be tracking Zelesnky and his colleagues via their mobile phones - claiming to know where they are at all times, Daily Mail reported.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has promised to provide more humanitarian assistance to the Ukrainian people during a phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
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