We live in a terrible time – Zelensky expressed condolences to the United States due to the murder of 19 children in Texas
Zelensky expressed condolences to the United States due to the tragedy in Texas/Office of the President
Vladimir Zelensky spoke on May 27 to Stanford students. The Ukrainian leader mentioned the tragedy in Texas. A young man opened fire in an elementary school and killed 21 people.
19 children and 2 adults became victims of the shooting. Zelensky noted that this is impossible to understand, this is a tragedy, Channel 24 reports.
The President recalled how Russia's full-scale war against Ukraine began on February 24. Zelensky said that at the time, 18-year-old Russian guys entered the homes of Ukrainians to kill, torture and rape. It's hard to understand why.
The Ukrainian leader emphasized: on May 24 – exactly three months later – an 18-year-old boy entered a regular school and killed 19 children and 2 adults.
And we live in a terrible time, when Americans express condolences to Ukrainians because of death in the war. And the Ukrainians express their condolences to the Americans because of the death in the world. Please accept my condolences,” Zelensky said.
Finally, he urged Stanford students to take care of themselves, their families, loved ones, friends and the world.
Tragedy in Texas
- The tragedy occurred in an elementary school in the city of Uvaldi. Greg Abbott – the governor of the city – said that an 18-year-old guy opened fire. 19 children and 2 adults were killed.
- US President Joe Biden said that parents who have lost their children will never be the same again. They will no longer be able to hug their babies or jump in bed with them. Biden stressed: losing a child is like tearing off a piece of the soul.
- The US leader called on American lawmakers to turn “pain into action” under gun control laws. Biden stressed that he was tired of this. Action must be taken immediately.
Meghan Markle paid tribute to the victims
Meghan Mark arrived in Uvaldi to pay tribute to the victims of the shooting. Prince Harry's wife laid a bouquet of white roses at the cross of Ouzia Garcia, the 10-year-old victim of the tragedy. The flowers were tied with purple ribbon.
Markle's visit to Texas was unofficial. She arrived as a mother to support the relatives of the victims. No other details have been revealed yet.