Watch live: Zelensky addresses World Economic Forum

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky
Greg Nash
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky speaks alongside Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) during a photo op following their meeting at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, December 21, 2022.

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday will deliver a virtual address to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, as Ukraine endures continuing hardship brought on by the nearly yearlong assault on the country by Russian forces.

Ukrainian first lady Olena Zelenska spoke to the forum in person Tuesday, just after learning of the helicopter crash outside a school for young children near Kyiv that reportedly killed at least 14 people, including Ukrainian Interior Minister Denys Monastyrski and other members of his department and one child.

A Russian missile attack on a residential building in Dnipro just days earlier killed 45 people, including at least six children.

Zelensky is expected to ask for further military aid, including heavy weaponry. 

The address is scheduled for 11 a.m. ET.

Watch the live video above.

Editing note: This story has been updated to reflect reporting on the deaths caused by the helicopter crash in Ukraine. An earlier version of this post stated that at least 17 people, including four or more children, had reportedly died in the helicopter crash. The total number of people killed in the crash may slightly fewer—14 or more—including one child. Death totals from the missile strike at Dnipro have been updated from an earlier total of 44 people, including four or more children to a total of 45 killed, including six children.

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