Ukraine’s President Zelenskyy addresses Congress for the first time since the war began

By Joseph Gallina, FWD News
9:21 PM EST, December 22, 2022 

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressed Congress on Wednesday to thank the American people for their support and ask for more aid.

Zelenskyy drew parallels to the efforts of American soldiers who fought tyranny during World War II and told America it could help make the war end quicker, “Russia could stop its aggression, really, if it wanted to, but you can speed up our victory,” Zelenskyy said.

When he finished his remarks, Zelenskyy gifted the United States a Ukrainian flag, signed by Ukrainian soldiers, He presented it to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Kamala Harris. Speaker Pelosi then gifted Zelenskyy a folded American flag in a frame, the flag that flew over the Capitol that day.

Arizona Senator Scott Kelly commented on the remarks to the joint session of Congress, Tweeting, “Powerful speech from President Zelenskyy to a joint session of Congress. Same guy I met several weeks ago. A charismatic and confident leader. Everything Putin is not.”


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