Pelosi urges congressmen to meet with Zelensky Zelensky travels to Washington to speak in Congress and meet with Biden 12/21/2022, 09:50

Zelensky’s first trip abroad

Zelensky plans to visit Washington on Wednesday to speak at the joint session of the Houses of Congress and meet with Biden. informs axioms. The authors of the article noted that this is the first trip abroad of the Ukrainian leader 300 days after the start of the Russian military special operation.

Information on the visit of the President of Ukraine to the White House was confirmed. Zelensky will discuss with his American counterpart the strategic situation on the battlefield, as well as Western aid to Kiev and anti-Russian sanctions, an official from the Joe Biden administration told reporters.

“At the meeting, President Biden will have the opportunity to have an in-depth strategic conversation with President Zelensky about the battlefield path and the training opportunities that the United States and our allies will continue to provide to Ukraine. “Anti-Russian – sanctions and measures export controls,” he said.

He also stated that Zelensky’s trip will take place at the invitation of Joe Biden. “This is about sending a signal to Putin and the world that America will be with Ukraine no matter how long it takes,” the official said.

A White House spokesman said the Russian president was wrong about “the Ukrainians will surrender and NATO will be divided” and that he also underestimated the US ability to “stay” with Ukraine. to show.”

The Office of the President of Ukraine also confirmed Zelensky’s visit to the United States.

“Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky went to the United States for an official visit after visiting the forward positions of the Ukrainian defenders in Bakhmut,” the head of the state department said on the Telegram channel.

Axios journalists believe the Ukrainian leader’s visit “will be a strong sign that US support for Ukraine is working”.

Congress is ready this week to provide Ukraine with an additional $45 billion in military and economic aid as part of the $1.7 trillion multi-purpose financing bill, bringing total U.S. aid to over $100 billion.

“U.S. Capitol police are stepping up security measures,” sources told the publication.

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Zelensky “already going to Washington” reported CNN two sources that want to remain anonymous.

The visit to the White House, which will be closed for security reasons, will include a meeting with Biden and senior administration officials, and is scheduled to coincide with the administration’s intention to send a new package of defense aid to the country. Biden will announce an additional $1.8 billion in security assistance during the anticipated visit, which will be a significant increase in aid to Ukraine, including Patriot missile systems.

The authors of the material noted that Zelensky, after meeting with the American leader, will travel to Capitol Hill on Wednesday evening, where he will address both houses of the US Congress.

Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, “urged members of Parliament to come to the Capitol on Wednesday, fearing that the hall would be empty before the holiday break,” according to the channel.

Also, the appeal published On the website of the US House of Representatives.

The message reads, “As you know, we plan to continue the session tomorrow to complete our work throughout the year. I invite all members to be physically present at our Wednesday evening meeting.”

The far-right Marjorie Taylor Green, a member of the Republican Party of the US House of Representatives from Georgia, evaluated Zelensky’s visit to the USA, which is known for his belief in conspiracy theories, as “absurd”.

“Of course, the shadow president should come to Congress and explain to the American taxpayers why he needs billions of dollars for Ukraine, the 51st state. This is bullshit. Put America first,” he wrote on his Twitter page.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is flying to the United States to address both houses of Congress and meet in person with his American counterpart, Joe Biden. This is the first trip abroad of the Ukrainian leader since the beginning of the Russian military special operation.

Source: Gazeta


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