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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy delivered an online speech to Japanese lawmakers on Wednesday evening, raising the specter of nuclear disaster in his country while praising Japan as a “leader" in Asia for its response to the Russian invasion.

"You were the first in Asia to put real pressure on Russia to restore peace, who supported the sanctions against Russia. And I urge you to continue to do so," Zelenskyy, wearing a military jacket, told a packed audience via livestream.

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