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.
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.