Zelensky visits DC to plead for aid

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will hold high-level meetings in Washington on Tuesday as he faces his toughest test since Russian tanks bore down on Kyiv in late February 2022.

Zelensky will meet with President Biden and Congressional leaders from both parties seeking to help push through an aid package for Ukraine, which has been held up by fighting over funding for security at the U.S.’s southern border.

Zelensky’s visit to Washington, his third since the war began, reflects the existential urgency for Ukraine of maintaining the flow of weapons from the U.S., which has been the country’s primary arms supplier. If Congress shuts off the tap, Ukrainian troops would soon find themselves severely outgunned.

“Without the U.S., Ukraine would need to think of another strategy,” said Mykola Bielieskov, a research fellow at the Kyiv-based National Institute for Strategic Studies, a government-backed think tank. “All the U.S. investments made thus far would be largely nullified. That would be a strategic catastrophe on a major scale.”

Congress’s battle over funding for Ukraine is the most critical in a string of challenges facing Zelensky.

Read more at Wallstreetjournal.com

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