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Zelenskyy asks Congress for more war aid

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy walks with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (left) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (right) during his visit to Capitol Hill Associated Press/Photo by Mark Schiefelbein

Zelenskyy asks Congress for more war aid

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy gave Senate leaders updates on the war on Thursday while visiting Washington. Zelenskyy also met with President Joe Biden at the White House after meeting military leaders at the Pentagon. The meetings come the day after Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said Poland will no longer send weapons to Ukraine. Polish President Andrzej Duda clarified that his country would no longer send new weapons but would continue supplying ammunition and other resources previously agreed upon.

Will more United States funding go to Ukraine? A CNN poll last month showed that 55 percent of Americans did not support Congress approving more aid to Ukraine. The Biden administration committed about $43 billion in military aid to Ukraine, according to the Congressional Research Service. Biden requested Congress approve another $24 billion last month. Congressional leaders such as House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Michael McCaul and Republican Rep. Mike Turner spoke favorably about more aid to Ukraine after Zelenskyy’s meeting.

Dig deeper: Read Jill Nelson’s report in WORLD Magazine about who Russia depends on for weaponry during its invasion of Ukraine.

Christina Grube

Christina Grube is a graduate of the World Journalism Institute.

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