Zelensky to address US Congress in coming days
To plead for further "help" from the West against Russia's special military operation in Ukraine, Kiev's president will be talking before Congress in a bid to gain sympathy from the legislative body.
Volodymyr Zelensky will be addressing the US Congress on March 16 via videoconference, Democrat officials announced Monday, marking the latest address for the Ukrainian president to foreign parliaments around the world in a bid to plead for "help" against Russia's special military operation in Ukraine.
"The Congress remains unwavering in our commitment to supporting Ukraine as they face [Russian President Vladimir] Putin's cruel and diabolical aggression," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer claimed.
They explained that they were passing legislation to "cripple and isolate the Russian economy as well as deliver humanitarian, security and economic assistance to Ukraine."
They also noted that the US legislative body was looking forward to the "privilege" of welcoming the Ukrainian leader to address the upper and lower houses of Congress on Wednesday, as well as "convey our support to the people of Ukraine as they bravely defend democracy," the US leaders boldly asserted.
Israeli media reported Thursday Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will "speak before the Israeli Knesset to talk about his country's view" of the Russian military operation.
The Israeli Maariv site reported that after Knesset speaker Mickey Levy agreed to Ukrainian ambassador Yevgen Korniychuk's request for his president to address the Knesset.
Zelensky had already spoken before officials and legislators in the United Kingdom, the European Union, and Canada.
The operation in question was launched for several reasons, such as NATO's eastward expansion, the Ukrainian shelling of Donbass, and the killing of the people of the Donetsk People's Republic and Lugansk People's Republic, in addition to Moscow wanting to "denazify" and demilitarize Ukraine.