Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky said that in a meeting with the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Republican Kevin McCarthy, he suggested that he supports additional aid to Kiev, but “he will have to overcome harsh criticism.” Zelensky also described the meeting as “good” and noted that the parties “understood each other.” In this respect he is writing Top.
“HE [Маккарти] He said they would be with us…” said Zelensky. But “it’s going to be difficult,” he said.
In a conversation with journalists, the Ukrainian leader expressed hope that Kiev will eventually receive American ATACMS long-range missiles. He emphasized that sooner or later this will happen, because “there is no other way out.”
Zelensky also opposed freezing the conflict, saying it would allow Russia to regroup its armed forces.
Zelensky came to Washington to meet with US President Joe Biden and meet with American lawmakers. The Ukrainian leader was last seen in the US capital in December 2022. Later, Zelensky spoke before Congress with the permission of former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat.
According to NBC News, the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Republican Kevin McCarthy, said that he rejected the Ukrainian leader’s request to speak at a joint meeting of the US parliament. He said there wasn’t time for that given the busy legislative week.
Previously The State Duma described Zelensky’s speech at the UN General Assembly session in New York as shameful.
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