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Volodymyr Zelenskyy Makes Passionate Plea at the Grammys

  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy urged Americans to support his country amid the Russian invasion in a passionate speech at Sunday night's Grammy Awards.

    "The war. What is more opposite to music? The silence of ruined cities and killed people," said Zelenskyy in a pre-taped appearance. "Our children draw swooping rockets, not shooting stars. Over 400 children have been injured, and 153 children died."

    "Our musicians wear body armor instead of tuxedos. They sing to the wounded, in hospitals. Even to those you can't hear them. But the music will break through anyway. We defend our freedom. To live, to love. To sound."

    Zelenskyy's Grammys cameo ended with a passionate plea. "Tell our story. Tell the truth about the war on your social networks, on TV," he told the Grammys audience. "Support us in any way you can. Any — but not silence. And then peace will come."

    Claire Spellberg Lustig is the Senior Editor at Primetimer and a scholar of The View. Follow her on Twitter at @c_spellberg.

    TOPICS: Volodymyr Zelensky, The Grammy Awards