Prince William and Kate Middleton are standing with Ukraine, amid Russia’s invasion of the country, which began earlier this week.
Prince William and Kate Middleton have offered their words of support for Ukraine in a statement shared on their joint @KensingtonRoyal Twitter account on Saturday.
“In October 2020 we had the privilege to meet President Zelenskyy and the First Lady to learn of their hope and optimism for Ukraine’s future,” the statement from the couple began.
“Today we stand with the President and all of Ukraine’s people as they bravely fight for that future,” their statement continued, adding an emoji of Ukraine’s flag.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge signed off their message with their initials, writing, “W & C.”
The message from Prince William and Kate Middleton comes about shortly after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle spoke out about the Russian invasion in Ukraine this week as well.
“Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and all of us at Archewell stand with the people of Ukraine against this breach of international and humanitarian law and encourage the global community and its leaders to do the same,” a statement posted to their Archewell website on Thursday read.
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s aggression toward Ukraine has been widely condemned by the international community, including with economic sanctions and NATO troops massing in the region. Putin, 69, insists Ukraine has historic ties to Russia and he is acting in the interest of so-called “peacekeeping.”