The visit was still a rumor on Tuesday December 20, it was confirmed early this Wednesday morning by Zelensky on his social networks. “On the way to the United States to strengthen Ukraine’s resilience and defense capabilities. In particular, the President and I will discuss cooperation between Ukraine and the United States. I will also have a speech at the Congress and a number of bilateral meetings.” According to the schedule unveiled by the White House, Volodymyr Zelensky will meet his American counterpart at 2 p.m. local time. The two leaders will hold a bilateral meeting at 2:30 p.m. in the Oval Office, before a press conference scheduled for 4:30 p.m.
Above all, this visit should ratify a new “significant help” United States towards Ukraine, which has been fighting for ten months now. According to a senior US official, this support would include a battery of Patriot missiles and advanced air defense equipment. Visit Confirms U.S. Will Support Ukraine “as long as it takes”according to the White House spokeswoman.