Ukrainian President Zelenskyy to deliver remarks virtually to members of US Congress

Kyiv:

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, on Wednesday, will deliver a virtual address to members of Congress. This comes as Russian troops continue airstrikes, shelling, bombardment and amid Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.

For the uninitiated, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine entered its 21-day on Wednesday.  

“As war rages on in Ukraine, it is with great respect and admiration for the Ukrainian people that we invite all Members of the House and Senate to attend a Virtual Address to the United States Congress delivered by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine on Wednesday, March 16 at 9:00 a.m,” Pelosi and Schumer wrote in a letter to members. 

For the unversed, Congress, last week, approved an emergency aid package with $13.6 billion in humanitarian, defensive and economic assistance to the war-torn Ukraine.

A report by CNN mentioned multiple sources saying Zelenskyy in his recent call to US President Joe Biden pressed for more sanctions on Russia and cut off Moscow from international trade and to continue targeting the Russian elite. 

Meanwhile, the US has continued to add more oligarchs and their families to its sanctions list. Zelenskyy has also asked Biden to close Russia’s access to international waterways.

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