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    Zelenskyy Is Expected to Visit Washington as Congress Is Debating $24 Billion in Aid for Ukraine

    Zelenskyy Is Expected to Visit Washington as Congress Is Debating $24 Billion in Aid for Ukraine

    WASHINGTON — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is expected at the White House and on Capitol Hill next week as he visits the U.S. during the United General Assembly.

    Zelenskyy's trip comes as Congress is debating President Joe Biden's request to provide as much as $24 billion in and humanitarian aid for Ukraine as it fights the Russian invasion.

    An administration official, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss the sensitive visit, said Zelenskyy will meet with Biden at the White House next Thursday. The trip to the Capitol was confirmed by two congressional aides granted anonymity to discuss the plans.

    The Ukrainian president made a wartime visit to Washington in December 2022 and delivered an impassioned address to a meeting of Congress. At the time it was his first known trip outside his country since invaded in February of that year.

    In his speech to cheering lawmakers, Zelenskyy thanked Americans for helping to fund the war effort and said that the money is “not charity,” but an “investment” in global security and democracy.

    Details of Zelenskyy's visit next week were not yet being made public. It was first reported by Punchbowl News.

    The White House National Security Council declined to comment on Zelenskyy's plans, including whether he would meet with Biden at the White House.

    Meanwhile, the Treasury and State departments announced they were imposing…

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