Ukraine president to deal with Congress
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy plans to go to the White Home Wednesday afternoon and tackle a joint session of Congress within the night, a senior Biden administration official advised reporters Tuesday.
The administration additionally plans to announce the newest bundle of support for Ukraine: virtually $2 billion value, together with a Patriot anti-missile battery, the official disclosed. That will carry American safety help to Ukraine to greater than $20 billion since Russian President Vladimir Putin launched an invasion of Ukraine final February.
Zelenskyy’s dramatic go to to Washington comes as Congress prepares to vote on a $1.7 trillion omnibus spending invoice that accommodates $44.9 billion in new navy and financial support to Ukraine, bringing the entire appropriated for the reason that conflict started to all types of support to Ukraine to over $110 billion.
President Joe Biden, the official stated, will reinforce on Wednesday “the elemental message on this journey — to President Zelenskyy straight, to the Ukrainian individuals, the American individuals and the world publicly: that the US will stand with Ukraine for so long as it takes and that, in doing so, that assist will stay broad, deep and bipartisan.”
Requested if the go to is supposed to ship a message to the incoming Home GOP majority about the necessity to hold appropriations flowing for Ukraine, the official stated: “This is not about sending a message to a selected political social gathering. That is about sending a message to Putin and sending a message to the world that America might be there for Ukraine for so long as it takes.”