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Ukraine’s First Lady asked US Congress for more weapons, air defense systems

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July 21,2022 365
Ukraine’s First Lady asked US Congress for more weapons, air defense systems

In Ukraine’s First Lady Olena Zelenska’s address the U.S. Congress on July 20, she asked the US for more arms to help save the lives of Ukrainian children.

“I’m asking you about something that I would never want to actually ask for,” said Ms Zelenska during her speech, adding that Ukrainians need vital military aid to “have the right to wake up alive” and to defend against Russian airstrikes that “kill babies in strollers.”

She asked Congress to help “stop the terror against Ukrainians,” adding that, “It will be our common great victory.”

On July 18, Ms Zelenska began a solo official visit to the US, meeting top US officials. Ms Zelenska met with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and, later, with US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden. She also met Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff.