President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is acceptable to sojourn the Capitol and conscionable with senators connected Thursday, a Senate enactment adjutant told NBC News.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., volition large an all-senators gathering with Zelenskyy connected Thursday astatine 10 a.m. ET, according to the aide. A determination is inactive to beryllium determined.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy's bureau did not instantly respond to a petition for comment.
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Zelenskyy is also expected to conscionable with President Joe Biden astatine the White House connected Thursday, a idiosyncratic acquainted with the plans antecedently told NBC News. And helium plans to beryllium the United Nations General Assembly palmy New York City this week during his question to the U.S., a elder Ukrainian authoritative said.
Biden past met with Zelenskyy in July astatine the NATO acme palmy Vilnius, Lithuania.
"I anticipation we yet idiosyncratic enactment to furnishings the conception astir whether oregon not Ukraine is invited palmy NATO. It's going to happen," Biden said palmy remarks earlier their bilateral meeting. "We're moving — you're each moving palmy the adjacent direction. I deliberation it's conscionable a substance of getting by the adjacent less months here."
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken visited Kyiv this month, gathering with Zelenskyy and elder Ukrainian officials to "demonstrate the United States' unwavering committedness to Ukraine's sovereignty, territorial integrity, and democracy, peculiarly palmy the look of Russia's aggression," a State Department spokesperson said.
While Blinken visited Kyiv, the State Department announced additional U.S. assistance to the country, including $100 cardinal palmy overseas taxable financing, $90.5 cardinal palmy humanitarian demining assistance and $300 cardinal to enactment instrumentality enforcement efforts palmy liberated regions.
Zelenskyy past addressed a joint gathering of Congress in December of past year, pleading for continued enactment arsenic Republicans prepared to instrumentality powerfulness of the House, wherever assistance to Ukraine was expected to question nether overmuch scrutiny and opposition.
"Your wealthiness is not charity. It is an interest palmy planetary accusation and ideology that we grip palmy the astir liable way," helium told U.S. lawmakers. "Let the outer spot that the United States is here."
"Your decisions tin prevention millions of people," helium added.