In a historic speech made from the US Capitol on Wednesday night, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky thanked America for its assistance in thwarting Russian aggression since the war started and pleaded for more.
At the joint meeting of Congress, Zelensky remarked, “I hope my words of appreciation and thanks resound in each American heart. Later, he added, “Against all chances, and doom and gloom projections, Ukraine didn’t fall. Ukraine is still thriving.
Zelensky’s thankfulness was accompanied by an appeal, highlighting the fact that his troops is outnumbered and outgunned by the Russian military even though they continue to fight. Zelensky once elicited laughter from the audience by joking, “We have artillery, yes. I’m grateful. We possess it. Does it suffice? Not really, to be honest.
Since the invasion of his country 300 days ago, Zelensky has only traveled within his own country. He arrived in Washington on Wednesday afternoon to help chart the course of the conflict with a crucial ally from the West.
Zelensky claimed in his speech to Congress that American assistance was “critical not merely to stand in such (a) war but to reach to the turning point to win on the battlefield” on “the frontline of tyranny.”
The rest of him said, “The world is too intertwined and too interdependent to allow someone to stay aside and at the same time feel safe when such a war continues.” “Our two countries are friends in this conflict, and I know that next year will mark a turning point—the time when American tenacity and Ukrainian bravery will be required to secure the future of our shared freedom and the freedom of those who uphold their principles.”
He told Congress that “your money is not charity.” It’s an investment in the democracy and security of the world that we manage responsibly. Additionally, Zelensky urged legislators to tighten sanctions against Russia.
Zelensky asserted that “Ukraine holds its line and will never surrender” in spite of the resources gap.
Zelensky made several allusions to American history during his address, including the Battle of the Bulge, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and the Battle of Saratoga. According to Zelensky, Ukrainian soldiers “are doing the same to Putin’s forces this Christmas” just like “brave American soldiers who held their lines” and fought against Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Germany in 1944.