WASHINGTON (NEWSnset/AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is scheduled for a series of meetings on Capitol Hill Tuesday, aimed at maintaining U.S. interest in financial support in the war with Russia.
Zelenskyy will meet privately with senators and new House Speaker Mike Johnson, then talk with President Joe Biden at the White House.
This will be Zelenskyy’s third trip to the Capitol since the war broke out in February 2022.
It comes amid President Joe Biden’s request for an additional $110 billion U.S. aid package for Ukraine, Israel and other national security needs is at serious risk of collapse in Congress.
Republicans in Congress, fueled by Johnson’s far-right flank in the House, have taken on an increasingly isolationist stance in U.S. foreign policy, demanding changes to American border and immigration policies in exchange for any funds to battle Putin’s war in Ukraine.
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