UKRAINIAN President Volodymyr Zelensky will give a “historic address” to MPs on Tuesday by video link, it has been announced.

Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle said he had granted the request for Zelensky to read a statement to the House of Commons at 5pm on the Russian invasion of his country.

Hoyle said: “Every parliamentarian wants to hear directly from the president, who will be speaking to us live from Ukraine, so this is an important opportunity for the House.

“Thanks again to our incredible staff for working at pace to make this historic address possible.”

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MPs will be able to watch the speech on screens installed overnight above either side of the chamber, House of Commons officials said.

More than 500 headsets will be made available to enable the UK’s elected representatives to hear a simultaneous translation in English.

There will be no questions to Zelensky, who is reportedly at risk of assassination by pro-Russian groups in Kyiv, at the end of the address, the Commons said.

Reports have suggested the Ukrainian leader will use his address to call for more arms to help defend his country and renew demands for the implementation of a no-fly zone to stem the Russian attack.