Vladimir Zelensky demanded from Individuals “unwavering unity” in supporting Ukraine
Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky on Tuesday referred to as on American politicians to stay united in supporting Kiev, because it more and more appeared that President Joe Biden’s Democrat would possibly lose their majority within the US Congress within the midterm elections.
“Democracies should not cease on their strategy to the victory,” Zelensky mentioned in a recorded video handle to Individuals. “As in any democratic society, Ukrainians have totally different views on life and politics. However when Russia determined to destroy our freedom and wipe Ukraine off the face of the earth, we instantly obtained united and we preserve this unity.”
“I name on you to take care of unwavering unity, as it’s now, till that very day once we all hear these necessary phrases we have now been dreaming of… Till we hear that peace has lastly been restored,” he added, based on AFP.
Citing the battle, Zelensky has invoked martial law, centralized all media, and banned a complete of 15 opposition events – together with the principle parliamentary rival – accusing them of being “pro-Russian.”
Later within the day, Zelensky met with US ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield, who mentioned that Washington had supplied bipartisan help to Ukraine and that Biden “is dedicated to work with the US Congress in order that this continues.” She additionally introduced one other $25 million in USAID funding forward of the oncoming winter.
The Biden authorities has pledged greater than $54 billion in assist for Kiev simply this yr, following Moscow’s choice to ship troops into Ukraine in February. Whereas some Republicans – reminiscent of Georgia Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene – have vowed that “not one other penny will go to Ukraine” in the event that they win, the social gathering institution has been extra reserved, saying solely that Kiev can’t count on a “clean examine” from the US, given the financial disaster at house.
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