Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to Visit Senators at the Capitol: A Meeting with Senate Leadership Scheduled

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to Visit Capitol and Meet with Senators

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is scheduled to visit the Capitol and meet with senators on Thursday, according to a Senate leadership aide.

Both Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) will host an all-senators meeting with Zelenskyy at 10 a.m. ET on Thursday. The location is yet to be determined.

No immediate response was received from House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s office for a request for comment.

Additional Meetings and Plans

In addition to the Capitol visit, Zelenskyy is also expected to meet with President Joe Biden at the White House on Thursday, as confirmed by a person familiar with the plans. Furthermore, he plans to attend the United Nations General Assembly in New York City this week during his U.S. trip, as stated by a senior Ukrainian official.

Biden and Zelenskyy last met in July at the NATO summit in Vilnius, Lithuania. During their bilateral meeting, Biden expressed his support for Ukraine’s membership in NATO and praised their progress.

U.S. Support for Ukraine

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken recently visited Kyiv to demonstrate the United States’ commitment to Ukraine’s sovereignty, territorial integrity, and democracy. While in Kyiv, Blinken met with Zelenskyy and senior Ukrainian officials. The State Department announced additional U.S. aid to Ukraine during this visit, including $100 million in foreign military financing, $90.5 million in humanitarian demining assistance, and $300 million to support law enforcement efforts in liberated regions.

Zelenskyy’s Appeal to Congress

Last year, Zelenskyy addressed a joint meeting of Congress, appealing for continued support as Republicans prepared to take control of the House. He emphasized that U.S. aid to Ukraine is an investment in global security and democracy, urging lawmakers to showcase America’s presence and save millions of people.

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