Ten months of Ukraine-Russia war will be completed on December 24. After so many months, this country, known as the bread of Europe, has nothing to say but lost. Bet not to surrender to Russia. Meanwhile, President Volodymyr Zelensky called the US support an insult to his country’s democracy in a one-hour speech to the US Congress on Wednesday night.
Reuters reported that Zelensky told the US Congress that aid to his country was an investment in democracy, not an ‘act of charity’ as he called for war against the Nazis in World War II to press for more aid in the war against Russia.
Republicans, who are poised to wrest control of the US House of Representatives from Democrats on January 3 based on the results of the recently concluded midterm elections, have increasingly objected to sending aid to Ukraine. Zelensky made such comments on Wednesday in an attempt to normalize their attitude so that aid would continue to be sent to his country.
Some Republicans have even called for an end to aid and an audit to find out how the allocated money was spent.
‘Your support is not a grant, it is an investment in global security and democracy that we manage in the most responsible way,’ Zelensky told a joint meeting of the US Senate and House of Representatives.
The world was too interconnected to allow any country to stand aside and feel safe, Zelensky said, appealing for bipartisan support.
Zelensky wore his trademark olive green trousers and sweater on his first foreign wartime trip, before he met with President Joe Biden.
The United States announced another $1.85 billion in military aid to Ukraine, including a Patriot air defense system. This will help stop the barrage of Russian missiles.
Zelensky noted that the Patriot system is an important step in building an air shield.