President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy made his case to members of the U.S. Congress Wednesday morning, asking once more for a “no-fly” zone over Ukraine. But if that’s not possible, he wants weapons —and fast.
Zelenskyy gave an impassioned speech, sharing a video of the destruction and loss Ukraine has suffered at the hand of Putin and the invading Russian army.
According to Fox News, “Zelenskyy, speaking to U.S. lawmakers from Kyiv, where he has chosen to remain even as Russian forces move on the city, thanked President Biden for his ‘personal involvement’ and ‘sincere commitment to the defense of Ukraine,’ and the United States for the aid it has provided.”
“However, now it is true in the darkest time for our country, for the whole Europe, I call on you to do more,” Zelenskyy said.
At the end of his speech, Zelenskyy addressed President Biden directly, in English.
“I’m addressing the President Biden,” Zelenskyy said. “You, the leader of your nation, I wish you to be the leader of the world.”
He added: “Being the leader of the world means being the leader of peace.”
BREAKING: Ukrainian Pres. Zelenskyy addresses Pres. Biden in English at conclusion of his virtual address to U.S. Congress: "Being the leader of the world means to be the leader of peace." https://t.co/XC4D3WDLcN pic.twitter.com/wbI8rKSXgP
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