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Zelenskyy surprises John Hopkins graduates

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy made a surprise guest appearance at Johns Hopkins University as he live streamed his address to the class of 2023 at their commencement ceremony May 25th. Zelenskyy spoke at Homewood Field on the university’s Baltimore campus, where he was also presented with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree by Johns Hopkins University President Ron Daniels.

Zelenskyy in his remarks emphasized on the importance of time, in addition to indispensable ideals of freedom, self-determination and democracy. “The time is of the essence, and it is that essence that I would like to talk about today. One of the most common truisms on Earth is the advice to value or at least not waste time,” he said.

“And I’m certain you, as your forefathers, will continue to lead the free world. And this century will be our century, a century where freedom, innovation, and democratic values reign. A century where tyrannies that repress their own and seek to enslave their neighbors will vanish from us once and for all. But all of our tomorrows, and the tomorrows of our children and grandchildren, depend on each of our todays. On each of our todays,” he added.

The Ukrainian President was given a standing ovation and he concluded by thanking America for its support – saying Slava Ukraini (Glory to Ukraine)!

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