Watch live: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addresses world leaders at the UN General Assembly


President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy visits the Kharkov region for the first time since Russia began its attacks on his country on February 24, in the Kharkov region of Ukraine on May 29, 2022. (Photo by Ukrainian Presidency/Handout/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images )

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UNITED NATIONS – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will make dramatic remarks to world leaders on Wednesday, hours after Russia mobilized hundreds of thousands of troops for its months-long attack on Ukraine.

Zelensky, who has not left his war-weary country since Russia invaded in late February, will address world leaders virtually.

His pre-recorded comments come as the Russian war enters its eighth month with no apparent signs that the Kremlin will renounce ambitions to erase Ukrainian sovereignty.

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In his speech, Zelenskyy is expected to urge countries like China, the world’s second largest economy, to give up its neutrality. He also plans to ask for more Western weapons and support.

Read CNBCs live blog following the developments about the war in Ukraine.