“I stand in solidarity, awe and respect”: Ellie Goulding speaks about the “emotional” trip to Kyiv

Ellie Goulding has opened up about her “emotional journey” as the guest of Ukraine’s president and first lady to speak at a summit in Kyiv.

In a lengthy Instagram post on Sunday, the 35-year-old singer outlined her experience meeting Volodymyr Zelensky and his wife Olena, as she lauded the “courage and resilience of the Ukrainian people.”

The star was also able to perform a “beautiful and powerful song in Ukrainian” while attending The Second Summit of First Ladies and Gentlemen.

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‘I stand in solidarity’: Ellie Goulding spoke candidly about her ’emotional journey’ as the guest of Ukraine’s President and First Lady to speak at a summit in Kyiv

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‘Emotional journey’: In a lengthy Instagram post on Sunday, the 35-year-old singer outlined her experience meeting Volodymyr Zelensky and his wife Olena

In a heartfelt post featuring photos of the hitmaker at various landmarks across the war-torn nation – following February’s Russian invasion – Ellie wrote: “This weekend I traveled to Kyiv as a guest of President Zelensky and First Lady Olena Zelenska to speaking at the First Ladies Summit… It was one of the greatest honors.”

Sharing photos of herself being paraded around by President Zelensky, the singer also opened up about feeling inspired by climate activists in the country.

“I was determined to be there in person to pay tribute to the bravery and resilience of the Ukrainian people,” she continued.

“I’ve been inspired by a number of people, in particular a young #fridaysforfuture climate activist @ilyess_ek I met at the nature and climate talks in Stockholm a few weeks ago.

Open: The singer shared photos of herself being paraded around by President Zelensky and also opened up about feeling inspired by climate activists in the country

Open: The singer shared photos of herself being paraded around by President Zelensky and also opened up about feeling inspired by climate activists in the country

Open: The singer shared photos of herself being paraded around by President Zelensky and also opened up about feeling inspired by climate activists in the country

“Traumatized by the invasion of his country, he nonetheless showed up at the UN talks determined to get on with his work.”

Hailing the “determination” of Ukraine’s environmentalists, Ellie added: “Indeed, as an @UNEP Ambassador, I am reminded every day of the immense contribution of Ukraine’s climate scientists, renewable energy experts and environmentalists of all stripes.

“They are going through a terrible war funded by fossil fuels. Somehow they find the courage to move on, to work and to stand up for all of humanity. So I always knew that if I had the chance, I’d try to show up as well.”

Reflecting on her trip, the star concluded with a message of solidarity with the nation under attack.

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“Courage”: Ellie praised the “courage” of Ukraine’s environmentalists, adding: “Indeed, as an @UNEP Ambassador, I am reminded every day of the immense contribution of climate scientists.”

She wrote: “On the night train to Kyiv, I looked out the window and could see the endless fields… a reminder that Ukraine is the breadbasket of the world, this bastion of culture, science and humanity is also a cradle of resistance and courage.” and commitment.

“I can’t tell you what an emotional journey it was. There is too much to put into words now, but I stand in solidarity, awe and respect with the people of Ukraine.”

Ellie posted a clip on her Story and then shared how she performed a snippet of Chervona Kalyna – a resistance ballad – accompanied by pianist Dmitry Shurov, who was a judge on Ukraine’s X Factor.

“Special thanks to Dmitry,” she wrote to her 14.1 million followers, along with a yellow and blue heart emoji representing the colors of the nation’s flag.

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‘Cradle of Resistance’: Reflecting on her journey, the star concluded with a message of solidarity with the nation under attack

Inspired: Ellie wrote of Ukraine's environmentalists:'They are going through a terrible war, funded by fossil fuels. They somehow find the courage to move on...

Inspired: Ellie wrote of Ukraine's environmentalists:'They are going through a terrible war, funded by fossil fuels. They somehow find the courage to move on...

Inspired: Ellie wrote of Ukraine’s environmentalists: ‘They are going through a terrible war, funded by fossil fuels. They somehow find the courage to move on…”

The Second First Ladies and Gentlemen Summit is described as “renewing the world’s attention to the war that has been going on in the heart of Europe for the last five months”.

An overview of the event added: “The main theme of this year’s event will be the human being. After all, preserving and restoring human capital is key to the country’s successful recovery.

“At the same time, the summit is not just about Ukraine. It is about every country in the world that has already felt or will feel the effects of wars and other global crises.’

An emotional address by Olena Zelenska on the website also read: “A person, a person’s life and health, honor and dignity, inviolability and safety are recognized as the highest values ​​​​in Ukraine. Our constitution says so.

“It has always been so, and nobody will take these values ​​from us – this is claimed every day by our soldiers on the battlefield, by doctors giving birth to babies in basements, by volunteers evacuating the elderly under fire.

Determined: Ellie wrote,

Determined: Ellie wrote,

Determined: Ellie wrote, “I was determined to be there in person to pay tribute to the bravery and resilience of the Ukrainian people.”

“Someone is measuring the war currently taking place in Ukraine by geopolitical ambitions, the confrontation between the civilized world and despotism. But I’ll put it more simply: for us it’s a people’s war. And a war for the people.

“That is why the human being is at the center of every discussion at this summit. That’s why I invited the First Ladies to the discussion.

“Because they use their experience and strength to take care of people every day. This power is called soft, but that doesn’t mean it’s any less powerful. Especially when there is consensus.

“Therefore, I invite first ladies and gentlemen, experts in various fields and celebrities to join the effort.

“Together we must win the struggle for a decent life for the Ukrainian people and learn the lessons that will help us to overcome possible future world crises.”

From the heart: Ellie posted a clip in her story and then shared how she performed a snippet of Chervona Kalyna - a resistance ballad - to the accompaniment of pianist Dmitry Shurov

From the heart: Ellie posted a clip in her story and then shared how she performed a snippet of Chervona Kalyna - a resistance ballad - to the accompaniment of pianist Dmitry Shurov

Grateful:

Grateful:

From the heart: Ellie posted a clip in her story and then shared how she performed a snippet of Chervona Kalyna – a resistance ballad – accompanied by pianist Dmitry Shurov

Inspiration: The singer also opened up about taking inspiration from climate activists

Inspiration: The singer also opened up about taking inspiration from climate activists

Inspiration: The singer also opened up about taking inspiration from climate activists

Source: | Dailymail.co.uk

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