President Volodymyr Zelensky announced that he will meet with US President Joe Biden on Wednesday. During his visit to Washington, a $2 billion military aid package will be announced, including the Patriot anti-aircraft and missile system battery. The visit of the Ukrainian president to the United States will be his first foreign visit since the outbreak of the war.
On Wednesday morning, Volodymyr Zelensky officially confirmed media reports about his visit to the United States. He announced that he would meet with President Joe Biden and address Congress as well.
During a press conference call, a representative of the White House said that Zelensky’s visit to the United States was the result of a conversation between the two heads of state on December 11. Zelensky is scheduled to meet with Biden on Wednesday afternoon local time (evening Polish time), appear at a news conference and address both houses of Congress in the evening.
During the Ukrainian president’s visit to Washington on Wednesday, a $2 billion military aid package will be announced, including a battery of the Patriot anti-aircraft and missile system.
A special session in Congress
Earlier on Tuesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said there will be a session of Congress on Wednesday night that will focus specifically on democracy.
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Marcy Kaptur, co-chair of the Ukrainian Congress, told CBS News that efforts are underway for Zelensky to visit the Capitol on Wednesday. We would be very honored if he visited him. I’m amazed he can do that, given the situation. “It would be a great gift to be in the Capitol,” Captor told CBS News.
Zelensky’s visit to Bakhmut
On Tuesday, Zelensky made a surprise visit to the forces in the city of Bakhmut, on the eastern front line, where fierce battles are taking place. He spoke about his visit to the “Bakhmut Fortress” in his daily evening speech.
First foreign trip since the outbreak of war
Zelensky left Ukraine for the last time on February 19, while visiting a security conference in Munich (Germany). The visit to the United States will be the first foreign trip since the outbreak of war.
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