President Volodymyr Zelensky has asked that US to strengthen their air defences this winter “in order to win” the war against Russia.
During his working visit to the US he met with Speaker of the House of Representatives of the US Congress Kevin McCarthy, leader of the Republican Party in the House of Representatives Steve Scalise along with the leader of the Democratic Party in the US House of Representatives Hakeem Jeffries.
Zelensky said that Ukraine is sincerely grateful to the House of Representatives, Congress, both parties, the US President and the entire American people for their unwavering support.
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President Zelensky said, “Together we have made significant progress in defending democracy, freedom and dignity – the values on which both our countries are based.
“The suffering of the Ukrainian people from Russian war crimes is enormous, but more than half of the occupied Ukrainian territories have already been liberated from Russian occupiers, and we clearly see that complete victory is getting closer.”
He said that one of their priorities is defense and they need to strengthening the capabilities of Ukrainian air defense, especially as they are entering into the winter period, which will see vast missile and drone attacks on their energy infrastructure.
The president said a Ukrainian victory would ensure that neither Russia nor any other dictatorship could destabilise the free world.
He added, “And in order to win, we must be together. And win together. We are counting on you, on your constant support.”