Zelensky welcomed US aid for Ukraine

Zelensky welcomed US aid for Ukraine
Zelensky welcomed US aid for Ukraine

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky celebrated this Sunday the approval of a $60 billion aid package for Ukraine in the United States House of Representatives, but urged Washington to quickly turn the bill into law and proceed with the effective transfer. of weapons.

In an interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Zelensky said long-range weapons and air defense systems were top priorities.

The Ukrainian president said approval of the bill would send a powerful message to Russia that Washington supports kyiv and that it would not be “a second Afghanistan.”

“I think this support will really strengthen the armed forces of Ukraine and we will have a chance at victory,” Zelensky said through a translator. However, he repeatedly urged US lawmakers to act quickly to pass the bill in the Senate.

“We really need to bring this to a close. We have to get it passed by the Senate, so that the soldiers on the front lines receive tangible help as soon as possible, not within six months.”Zelensky declared.

The US House of Representatives, with broad bipartisan support, approved a $95 billion legislative package providing security aid to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan. Aid to Ukraine had been delayed for months.

Almost twenty-six months after the Russian invasion of Ukrainian territory (February 24, 2022), the Russian army is slowly advancing into eastern Ukraine, intensifying its bombing of cities and towns behind the front lines amid a slowdown in Western military aid.

The legislation now goes to the Senate, with a Democratic majority, which approved a similar measure more than two months ago.

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