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    Zelenskyy Issues Plea for Support During Washington Visit as Ukraine Funding Stalls in Congress

    Zelenskyy Issues Plea for Support During Washington Visit as Ukraine Funding Stalls in Congress

    — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy kicked off a quick visit to Washington on Monday, warning in a speech to a defense university that may be fighting in Ukraine but its “real target is freedom” in America and around the world. He also issued a personal plea for Congress to break its deadlock and approve continued support for Ukraine.

    His time in Washington, which will include meetings on Tuesday at the White House and with Congress, is part of a last-minute push by the Biden administration to convince lawmakers to pass a supplemental funding bill, as officials warn that the money for Ukraine is running out.

    President Joe Biden has asked Congress for $61.4 billion for wartime funding for Ukraine as part of a $110 billion package that also includes money for and other national security priorities. But the request is caught up in a debate over U.S. immigration policy and border security. The U.S. has already provided Ukraine $111 billion for its fight against Russia's 2022 invasion.

    “If there's anyone inspired by unresolved issues on Capitol Hill, it's just (Russian President Vladimir) Putin and his secret clique,” Zelenskyy told an audience of leaders and students at the National Defense University. “Ukrainians haven't given up and won't give up. We know what to do. And you can count on Ukraine. And we hope just as much to be able to count on…

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