May 17, 2022

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The President of Ukraine will address the US Congress on Wednesday

The President of Ukraine will address the US Congress on Wednesday

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky will deliver a video address to the US Congress on Wednesday, Senate Speaker Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a joint letter to US lawmakers.

“Congress is committed to enacting legislation to support Ukraine in the face of Putin’s brutal and brutal occupation, to harm the Russian economy, to isolate it, and to provide humanitarian, security and economic assistance to Ukraine,” the two wrote this Monday. (14th)

Zhelensky sought to mobilize support for Ukraine through video conferences to foreign audiences, including the US Congress and the British Parliament. Zelenskiy will speak with U.S. lawmakers Wednesday at 9 a.m. (10 GMT).

More than 280 members of the US Senate and House of Representatives attended a video conference with Zelenskiy on March 5 in which he reportedly made an “urgent appeal” to the planes to fight the Russian invaders.

On Tuesday (15) he will address the Canadian Parliament and the Israeli Parliament.

The Democratic-controlled US Congress on Thursday approved a $ 13.6 billion aid package for Ukraine as part of a $ 1.5 trillion budget to fund Ukraine’s activities. U.S. Government by September 30th.

Following the invasion of Ukraine on February 24, the United States, along with its allies, imposed severe sanctions on Russia. Last Friday, President Joe Biden took further steps to punish Russia economically, closing development funds aimed at trade, while announcing a ban on imports of seafood, vodka and diamonds by the Russians.

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