Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy will meet with President Joe Biden at the White House on Wednesday to deliver a primetime speech ahead of a joint session of Congress on the 300th day since Russia’s attack on a U.S. ally.
He arrived at the White House shortly after 2:00 p.m. We were warmly welcomed by Biden and Mrs. Jill Biden.
Zelensky’s visit comes as Biden and Congress reaffirm their commitment to Ukraine by sending billions of dollars in humanitarian and military aid to the war-torn country, but it won’t be without setbacks. was.
Ukrainian President Addresses Tonight Even Though Some Republicans Are Calling For More Accountability From Biden And Defense Officials For How Much Of The Nearly $50 Billion Of Aid Already Distributed Has Been Spent .
Congress is set to approve an additional $44 billion of her aid to Ukraine through a comprehensive spending bill set to pass this week. Mr Zelensky’s visit, his first outside his home country since the civil war began in late February, carries a sense of urgency. It’s a tumultuous war trip seen as a major security risk for the Ukrainian president, and an opportunity to make a personal appeal to Washington as it seeks to bolster public and congressional support for fighting Russia. .
Zelensky arrives at the White House and meets with Biden. He will hold a press conference with Biden this afternoon. He is scheduled to address a joint session of Congress later today.
Secretary of State Antony Brinken has announced a $1.85 billion military package for Ukraine that includes the transfer of the Patriot air defense system, the most advanced air force the Biden administration has ever provided to Kyiv to fight Russia. announced the details.
Congress is set to pass an appropriation bill this week that includes about $44 billion in military and humanitarian aid to Ukraine.
The Senate overwhelmingly approved the new ambassador to Russia hours before Zelensky was scheduled to address Congress on Wednesday. Lynne Tracy is a seasoned field her officer with extensive experience in Russian affairs.