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Ukraine’s Zelensky Urges U.S. Congress for More Military Support

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Nizamuddin Rezahi
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Nizamuddin Rezahi is a journalist and editor for Khaama Press. You may follow him @nizamrezahi on Twitter.

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky called on the U.S. Congress to increase its military support for the Ukrainian army in the fight against the Russian invasion starting February 24.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky jetted to Washington, DC, for talks with his American counterpart President Joe Biden and top-ranking American authorities face-to-face for the first time since his country came under Russian invasion in February.

President Volodymyr Zelensky told the U.S. Congress that aid to Ukraine was an investment in democracy and “not charity” as he invoked American battles against the Nazis in World War Two to press for more assistance for his country’s war effort.

While addressing to congress, Zelensky said, “the battle is not only for life, freedom, and security of Ukrainians or any other nation which Russia attempts to conquer,” “The struggle will define in what world our children and grandchildren will live in.”

He added, “Your money is not charity. It’s an investment in global security and democracy that we handle in the most responsible way.

The United States also announced another $1.85 billion in military aid for Ukraine, including a Patriot air defense system to help it ward off barrages of Russian missiles. However, the con some republicans have voiced increasing skepticism about sending so much aid to Ukraine and have even urged an end to aid and an audit to trace how the allocated money has been spent.

Zelensky’s unexpected visit to the United States comes as the war in Ukraine takes a different phase. Russia started reinforcing its frontline by sending more troops and striking missiles targeting residential areas in different Ukrainian cities. Considering the ongoing situation on the battleground, the fear of stalemate is growing.

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