Volodymyr Zelenskiy, the President of Ukraine, visited the United States to meet the United States’ President Joe Biden and the Congress on Wednesday to seek more weapons for his war against Russia.
This is Zelenskiy’s first trip abroad since Russia’s attack on February 24.
Biden will hold talks with Zelenskiy at the White House in a joint news conference and go to the Capitol Hill to join a session with the U.S Senate and House of Representatives.
Karine Jean-Pierre, the White House press secretary said in a statement that Biden has invited Zelenskiy to Washington to underscore the United States’ enduring commitment to Ukraine.
“The visit will underscore the United States’ steadfast commitment to supporting Ukraine for as long as it takes, including through the provision of economic, humanitarian, and military assistance,” she said.
The Biden government has given around $20 billion in military assistance to Ukraine, including high mobility artillery rocket systems (HIMARS), artillery ammunition and munitions for NASAMS air defense systems.