January 28, 2023

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Volodymyr Zelensky travels to the United States: his first time leaving Ukraine since the start of the Russian invasion.

Volodymyr Zelensky is going to America to meet Joe Biden

US President Joe Biden plans to welcome his Ukrainian counterpart. Volodymyr ZelenskyAt the White House, reported by North American chains CNN, Axios, Fox, Bloomberg Y NBC.

Information confirmed CNN By two sources familiar with the matter. But the US government avoided talking about it They tried to keep the visit of the head of state of Ukraine a secret for security reasons. Sources have also confirmed to the news agency PA That the visit may be canceled precisely at the last minute for security reasons.

Portal AxiosMeanwhile, reports that Members of the US Congress will welcome Zelensky at the Capitol. Several sources told this media that Congress is beefing up police security for an important visit this Wednesday.

In fact, this Tuesday the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy PelosiHe sent a letter to his colleagues in which he asked that “all delegates should be physically present at our session on Wednesday night”: “Please attend to pay special attention to democracy on Wednesday night”.

If confirmed, the trip would be his first outside Ukraine since the Russian invasion ordered by Vladimir Putin began on February 24.

Joe Biden will take on Volodymyr Zelensky at the White House (EFE/EPA/Doug Mills).
Joe Biden will take on Volodymyr Zelensky at the White House (EFE/EPA/Doug Mills).

Zelensky’s visit comes as US lawmakers are set to vote on a year-end spending package that includes $45 billion in emergency aid to Ukraine, and the US prepares to send air missiles from the homeland to Kyiv to help with a counteroffensive against Russia. troops.

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The latest tranche of US funding will mark the largest infusion of US aid to Ukraine to dateBiden’s emergency request for $37,000 million would also guarantee a flow of funds for the war effort in the coming months.

At the beginning of the war, Zelensky stayed in the capital, Kew, and often addressed the countrymen from out-of-the-way places. More recently, he has traveled to some of the war fronts, including Tuesday’s visit to the city of Bakhmut in eastern Donetsk region. Ukrainian and Russian forces have been engaged in brutal fighting there for months.

The President of Ukraine met the soldiers and presented them with decorations, his office said. A video released by state television showed the president presenting decorations to soldiers in uniform and bulletproof vests.

Pakmut has been in ruins since Russian forces began a siege on the city in May, the scene of some of the fiercest fighting across the country.

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