VIDEO – What to remember from Zelensky’s historic visit to Washington

VIDEO - What to remember from Zelensky's historic visit to Washington

VIDEO What to remember from Zelenskys historic visit to

In front of the press, Volodymyr Zelensky thanked the sending by the United States of the Patriot anti-aircraft defense system, the most sophisticated of the American army. A “very important step to create a safe airspace for Ukraine”, greeted the Ukrainian president. If Joe Biden promised to “continue to strengthen the country’s ability to defend itself”, he also specified that he was not sending the more powerful armaments he was calling for, in particular long-range missiles, in order to preserve the alliance created with Western countries. Shortly before the announcement, the Kremlin warned that further US arms deliveries to Ukraine will only“aggravate” the conflict with Russia. “All this certainly leads to an escalation of the conflict and does not bode well for Ukraine”said Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

Later, the Ukrainian president had the opportunity to address the US Congress. After assuring that Ukraine “stands its ground” and not to give back “never”, he thanked the American elected officials for having voted aid for Ukraine. He assured that these were not of the “charity” but “an investment in global security and democracy”. “Contrary to the most dire predictions, Ukraine has not fallen. Ukraine is alive and fighting”, said Volodymyr Zelensky, wearing a khaki sweater with the Ukrainian trident. He also linked the fight against Russia to the threat posed by Iran, speaking of two states “terrorists”a theme dear to the Republican camp which criticizes Democratic President Joe Biden for being too complacent in the face of Tehran.

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