WASHINGTON (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is citing Pearl Harbor and the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, in appealing to the U.S. Congress in his country’s fight against Russia.
Zelenskyy said by livestream at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday: “We need you right now.
Zelenskyy has been rallying support against Russia’s crushing invasion. Wednesday’s speech is among Zelenskyy’s most important as he pushes the U.S. to do more than it has pledged so far.
President Joe Biden has resisted Zelenskyy’s requests to send warplanes to Ukraine, which would risk escalating the war with Russia. Instead, Biden is expected to deliver an address later Wednesday announcing $800 million in additional security assistance for Ukraine.
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