Ukraine: According to Mr. Zelensky, US military assistance to Ukraine was an investment in Save Peaceful future security and not a charitable act. Zelensky’s appeal comes amid indications and requests for Republican lawmakers in Congress to scrutinize US support more closely.
Visit of Washington
President Joe Biden promised Zelensky to show support for Ukraine for as long as it takes. and add a new $2 billion aid package and an additional $45 billion offered by Mr. Biden. At a joint press conference, Mr. Biden show suport and assured reporters that maintaining the unity of the international coalition was not a concern.
Declaration of New Aid Package
The US president said he felt good about the unity of support for Ukraine, amid worries that some allies may be feeling the pressure of the conflict’s cost and interruption to the global food and energy supply.
President Biden said the US is Ukraine’s most significant friend and has already pledged $50 billion for humanitarian, financial, and security aid.
Zelensky hope that Congress would approve a new $45 billion in aid to Ukraine to help us to protect our ideals and independence he was addressing Congress in his signature combat-green sweatshirt and boots.
Republicans on another side
Republicans, who currently control the House of Representatives will issue a January warning notice that they would not give Ukraine more blank checks.
Republican support for ongoing aid has been dwindling. Just over half of Republican voters backed aid to Ukraine in a study taken in November, down from 80% in March.
However, Mr. Zelensky, who flew from the Polish city of Rzeszow on a US Air Force flight, expressed that despite changes in the Congress will support his nation.
And in front of a joint session of Congress, Obama made an emotional appeal. Almost all of the politicians applauded during his address 18 times, with the exception of a few Republican lawmakers who did not.
Speaking to them in English, he assured them that his nation was still standing despite all odds and believed that if the world will keep showing its support in the fight it will turn in the next few months.
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Mr. Zelensky compared the Ukrainian war to US soldiers fighting the Nazis in World War Two to highlight the cruelty of the conflict they add the Russians’ strategy is rudimentary. They demolish and burn anything that comes in their way. Convicts were sent to fight on the front lines. Similar to the other dictatorship, which in the Battle of the Bulge threw everything it had at the free world, they threw everything at us.
Mr. Zelensky’s said Heroic Ukrainian soldiers are doing the same to Putin’s forces this Christmas, much like the brave American soldiers who maintained their lines and pushed back Hitler’s forces during Christmas of 1944,” he stated. “Ukraine holds its ground and won’t give up.”
After delivering his remarks, Mr. Zelensky gave Congress a battle flag that had been signed by the defenders of Bakhmut, a frontline city in eastern Ukraine that he had visited the day before his journey to Washington.
A new Patriot missile system is part of the security assistance package that Washington unveiled on Wednesday, and it is anticipated to help Ukraine defend its cities from Russian missiles and drone attacks on vital infrastructure.
The delivery of the sophisticated surface-to-air missile system will be viewed as a provocative act, according to the Russian foreign ministry.
Earlier on Wednesday, Mr. Putin asserted that he didn’t think his nation was to responsible for the conflict in Ukraine and added that both nations were “sharing a sorrow.”
The US military calculates that at least 100,000 Russian and 100,000 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed or injured since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24. Additionally, there have been an estimated 40,000 civilian fatalities.
7.8 million refugees from Ukraine have been registered by the UN in countries all around Europe, including Russia. The number excludes those who were compelled to leave their homes but are still in Ukraine, nevertheless.