President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, during a meeting at the White House with US President Joe Biden, was asked whether he was afraid of losing Poland’s support. – I am grateful to Poles and Polish society for their support – replied the Ukrainian leader.
– I am grateful to the Polish nation and Polish society for their support. That’s all, Zelensky said, answering a question asked by a Polish Radio correspondent during the presidents’ welcome. USA and Ukraine in the Oval Office at the White House.
Zelensky is counting on a fruitful discussion with Biden
At the beginning of the meeting, Zelensky said that “he is in Washington to strengthen our coalition, to defend Ukrainian children, families, our homes, freedom and democracy in the world.” He added that he had previously thanked congressmen and Americans for their “great, enormous support.”
He added that he was counting on a fruitful discussion with Biden on further military aid, “with an emphasis on air defense.”
Biden emphasized the “tremendous courage” of Ukrainians and promised to “make sure the world stands by their side Ukraine“.
Both leaders held a one-on-one conversation at the White House, and then also in an extended delegation.
Unlike Zelensky’s last visit to the White House, there was no press conference planned. According to Biden adviser Jake Sullivan, the reason was lack of time. The idea was for Zelensky to spend as much time as possible meeting with congressmen who are negotiating the adoption of an additional package of funds to help Ukraine.
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