It was the first visit by the wife of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to the UK since the Russian invasion began in February.
Ms Zelenska was photographed looking thoughtful as she walked past the coffin in Westminster Hall, dressed in black, accompanied by Ukrainian Prime Minister Denis Shmyhal and the country’s ambassador to London, Vadym Prystaik.
She later met Katherine, Princess of Wales, at Buckingham Palace; the women were photographed sitting in checkered chairs.
Although her husband, President V. Zelensky, does not leave war-torn Ukraine, O. Zelenska travels widely, urging Kyiv’s allies to help the country’s armed forces by sending weapons.
The UK trained Ukrainian soldiers long before the war and was one of the first countries to provide Ukraine with lethal military aid, such as anti-tank missiles, in response to the Russian invasion.
Last week, Zelenska visited the European Union Parliament in Strasbourg, France, and received a standing ovation from lawmakers. In July, O. Zelenska also addressed the US Congress.
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