Zelenskyy convinces decision on aid to Ukraine be made by US Congress
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy stated the critical importance of the U.S. Congress adopting an aid package for Ukraine.
"We cannot stop in our fight against the aggressor. For this fight to be effective, we need the support of allies, especially the United States. I am convinced that the decision to provide necessary aid to Ukraine will be passed by Congress. This will strengthen our economy and Armed Forces," he said on Friday at a meeting with a bipartisan delegation of the U.S. House of Representatives led by Chairman of the House Permanent Committee on Intelligence Mike Turner, as well as Congressmen Jason Crow, James Gill, Zach Nunn and Abigail Spanberger.
The president also said the priority remains to obtain additional air defense systems to effectively protect civilians and critical infrastructure. It is also important to develop bilateral cooperation to localize joint production in Ukraine of modern drones and electronic warfare equipment.
The head of state noted the importance of the congressmen's visit to Ukraine at a time when Russia continues its terror against peaceful cities and civilian infrastructure, carrying out massive missile attacks and Iranian drones. "This visit demonstrates the powerful bipartisan support for Ukraine, confirming that the United States is a strategic partner helping us effectively resist the aggressor. Your arrival is important for boosting the morale of our people, especially for those heroes fighting on the front lines today," Zelenskyy said.