Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to Virtually Address U.S. Congress

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will deliver a virtual address to the United States Congress on March 16, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced.

Zelensky will address members of the Congress only on March 16 at 9 a.m. (Eastern Time), according to  Pelosi and Schumer in a joint letter.

“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,” the Democratic leaders wrote in the letter.

“We look forward to the privilege of welcoming President Zelensky’s address to the House and Senate and to convey our support to the people of Ukraine as they bravely defend democracy,” Pelosi and Schumer further said.

Earlier this month, around 300 Congress members participated in a Zoom call with Zelensky, who called for more military support.

Last week, Congress approved and U.S. President Joe Biden signed a $13.6 billion aid package for Ukraine.

The House also passed a bill to cut off Russian oil.

Zelensky has pushed the U.S. and European countries to implement a no-fly zone in Ukraine, however lawmakers are concerned that doing so would trigger a larger war.

Zelensky has also urged Western countries to provide more weapons to help his forces defend against Russian troops in the invasion of Ukraine.

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