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Volodymyr Zelensky Videomessage Frankfurter Buchmesse 2022

© Frankfurter Buchmesse / Ines Bachor

At the joint invitation of Frankfurter Buchmesse and the Federation of European Publishers, the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, addressed the international publishing community today, Thursday, 20 October, via video message. 

„Thank you for all the attention you pay to Ukraine! Such attention means that you indeed value freedom and are ready to defend it. This is what Europe needs most these days: to be united in the fight for freedom”, said President Zelenskyy at the beginning of his speech. 

Please find the video message in full length here on the YouTube channel of Frankfurter Buchmesse.

Further speakers at today's event were Peter Kraus vom Cleff (President of the Federation of European Publishers and Managing Director of the German Publishers and Booksellers Association), Juergen Boos (Director of Frankfurter Buchmesse), Oleksandr Afonin (President Ukrainian Publishers and Booksellers Association) and Jesús Badenes del Río (CEO, Grupo Planeta).

Olena Zelenska, wife of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, will visit Frankfurter Buchmesse on Saturday, 22 October 2022.

Please find all events in the Frankfurter Buchmesse app and in the Online Calendar of Events.