Zelensky to the US Congress: “Ukraine is alive and fighting”
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky told the US Congress that “Ukraine is alive and fighting”.
“Next year will be a pivotal point in the war against Russia, and our courage will determine the future of freedom for the American and Ukrainian people,” Zelensky said.
He added, “The Russian army launched a war against the city of Bakhmut, in the east of the country, but it withstood.”
He continued: “The Russians used all their ammunition, planes and artillery, but we withstood them.”
And he went on to say: “Our country will not surrender, and American support is necessary for victory on the battlefield.”
And the Ukrainian president considered that “Russia has found an ally in Iran in the war of extermination against us. Tehran has sent hundreds of drones to Moscow, which have become a threat to our infrastructure.”
“Our Ukrainian soldiers can operate American tanks and planes themselves,” Zelensky said.
On Wednesday, US President Joe Biden received his Ukrainian counterpart, who is visiting Washington as the first destination outside his country since the start of the Russian military operation against Kyiv.
Zelensky appeared standing next to Jill and Joe Biden, wearing his military jacket, to take pictures of them.
On Wednesday, the Ukrainian president arrived at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington, where he was received by a number of officials.