Russia-Ukraine: historic Biden-Zelensky visit
Ukrainian leader in Washington, first time start war against Moscow
Russian President Volodymyr Zelensky met with US President Joe Biden in Washington. The leader of Kiev also spoke at the American Congress, from which he was greeted with a standing ovation and a shower of applause. The head of the White House has formalized a new supply of arms, worth 1.85 billion dollars, which includes Patriot anti-aircraft missiles. Kiev leader thanks and asks for more armaments.
"The message also sent to Russia is absolutely clear" from the meeting in Washington. "The West will not leave Ukraine alone, the goal is that of peace but do not think of wearing down the West because it will not let itself be worn down and will support Ukraine until peace", said the Italian Foreign Minister, Antonio Tajani, interviewed by the television station "SkyTg24".
Speaking at the US Congress, Zelensky said that Ukraine and the United States "are allies in this battle and next year will be the crucial moment. The moment when the courage of the Ukrainians and the American determination will guarantee the freedom of the Ukrainians". "Defying all odds, Ukraine has not fallen. It is alive and fighting". "Russian tyranny has lost control over us: the battle continues and we must defeat the Kremlin on the battlefield".
Meanwhile, in a press conference with his American counterpart, President Zelensky spoke of the need to reach a "just peace" without any "compromise on the sovereignty, freedom and territorial integrity of my country". "I really want to win together. Sorry but not only do I want it, I'm sure of it". And Joe Biden reiterated: "We will continue to strengthen Ukraine's ability to defend itself, especially with regard to anti-aircraft systems".
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency