Zelensky Praises U.S. For Passing Foreign Aid Bill

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky applauded the U.S. House of Representatives over the weekend for passing billions of dollars in military aid to foreign countries.

“This aid will strengthen Ukraine, and send the Kremlin a powerful signal that it will not be the second Afghanistan,” Zelensky said.

“The United States will stay with Ukraine, will protect the Ukrainians, and they will protect – they will protect democracy in the world. This is the show of leadership and strength of the United States.”

The Ukrainian claimed it needs to get passed “as fast as possible” in the Senate in order to “protect” his soldiers.

“We need to get it approved by the Senate. And then we want to get things as fast as possible so that we get some tangible assistance for the soldiers on the front line as soon as possible, not in another six months, so that they will be able to move ahead,” Zelensky continued.

“The long-range artillery and I really appreciate that it mentions ATACMs, long-range weapons,” he said. “And it’s important because we need long-range weapons to not lose people on the front line. Because we have – we have casualties because we cannot reach that far. Our weapons are not that long-range. So we need it, and air defense. This is crucial. These are the priorities now.”