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Zelensky Calls On Congress To Make Open-Ended 'Investment'
Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky speaks after giving a Ukrainian national flag to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and US Vice President Kamala Harris (L) during his address the US Congress at the US Capitol in Washington, DC on December 21, 2022. - Zelensky is in Washington to meet with US President Joe Biden and address Congress -- his first trip abroad since Russia invaded in February. (Photo by Mandel NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky told a rare joint meeting of Congress Wednesday night  that “Ukraine is alive and kicking,” while also urging members of Congress to strengthen sanctions against Russia and provide more aid.
  • “Against all odds and doom and gloom scenarios, Ukraine didn’t fall,” the Ukrainian president said in a speech from the House chamber.
  • “We have artillery, yes. Thank you. Is it enough? Honestly, not really,” Zelensky added. “Your money is not charity. It’s an investment in the global democracy and security in the most responsible way.”

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