“The Ukrainian people are defending not only Ukraine, but we are also fighting for the values of Europe and the world sacrificing our lives in the name of the Future”
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has addressed the US Congress virtually after being invited by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. He received a standing ovation when he appeared on the screen before lawmakers.
During his remarks, he called on the US to remember Pearl Harbour and the September 11 terrorist attacks as it sees the people of Ukraine attacked and killed by Russian forces and urged to provide his country with more assistance to beat back Russia’s aggression.
“Our country experienced the same every day, right now at this moment, every night, for three weeks now. Russia has turned the Ukrainian sky into a source of death for thousands of people”, stressed the President.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy specifically reiterated calls for the US to help enforce a no-fly zone in Ukraine to protect civilians and provide fighter aircraft that the Ukrainians can use to defend themselves, requests that have met with resistance.