US President Joe Biden invited Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to the White House. The meeting is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, December 12, but Zelensky will start his visit to Washington a day earlier.
President Zelensky’s press service announced that the meeting with Biden will be part of a working visit to Washington, which will start on Monday. The President of Ukraine will focus on the topics of “cooperation in the field of security and unity”.
Zelensky is currently in Argentina. On Sunday, he took part in the swearing-in of the new president, Javier Milei.
Aid to Ukraine blocked by Republicans
The issue of additional funds to provide further assistance to Ukraine is being weighed in the US Congress. The bill proposed by the White House containing $61 billion in aid to Ukraine did not obtain a sufficient majority in the Senate on Wednesday to proceed further. All Republicans voted against. Most of them support further aid, but want to force Democrats to include far-reaching restrictions on asylum policy and continue building a fence on the border with Mexico.
There is not much time to adopt the appropriate bill before the end of the year, because the House of Representatives begins its Christmas break on December 14.
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