Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy Set To Address Congress Wednesday

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is slated to deliver a virtual address before the United States Congress on Wednesday, according to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

The announcement was made in a joint letter addressed to lawmakers.

“The Congress remains unwavering in our commitment to supporting Ukraine as they face Putin’s cruel and diabolical aggression, and to passing legislation to cripple and isolate the Russian economy as well as deliver humanitarian, security and economic assistance to Ukraine,” they said in the letter on Monday.

via Newsmax:

Zelenskyy has sought to drum up support for Ukraine with video briefings of foreign audiences that have included the U.S. Congress and the British parliament. Zelenskiy will speak at 9 a.m ET Wednesday to U.S. lawmakers.

More than 280 members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives took part in a video call with Zelenskyy on March 5 in which he is said to have made a “desperate plea” for aircraft to fight Russian invaders.

On Tuesday, he is scheduled to address the Canadian parliament and is also due to address Israel’s parliament at some point.

“The Democrat-controlled U.S. Congress approved $13.6 billion in aid to Ukraine on Thursday as part of a $1.5 trillion spending bill that funds U.S. government operations through Sept. 30,” the report continued.
The U.S., along with its allies, has slapped Russia with broad sanctions after the country invaded Ukraine on February 24. On Friday, Biden took a few additional actions to try and punish Russia economically for the invasion, setting sights on trade and shutting down development funds while also putting a ban on imports of goods like seafood, vodka, and diamonds.
“Zelenskyy on Friday asked Biden in a phone call to broaden the U.S. economic campaign against Russia, telling him that more should be done to cut off Russia from international trade, The Washington Post reported Sunday, citing people familiar with the call,” Newsmax stated in its report.