Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelensky, will go to Washington subsequent week following his look on the United Nations General Assembly, in line with three U.S. officers.
Mr. Zelensky’s plan to look in individual earlier than the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday, as a part of the U.N.’s annual gathering in New York City, was beforehand recognized. But his follow-on journey to Washington — the place he’s anticipated to satisfy with President Biden on the White House and members of Congress on Capitol Hill — has not but been introduced formally.
It comes because the Biden administration works to shore up assist for Ukraine amid a grinding Ukrainian counteroffensive that has thus far yielded disappointing outcomes. Mr. Zelensky insists that Ukraine can nonetheless make main positive factors.
Mr. Zelensky final visited Washington in December, the place he addressed the U.S. Congress and urged the continued provide of American weapons for his nation’s battle towards Russia, which is about to enter its nineteenth month. Since then, nervousness has grown amongst Ukraine’s supporters as they’ve watched a decline in U.S. public assist for persevering with support to the nation.
During a go to to Kyiv, the Ukrainian capital, final week, Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken vowed that the United States would proceed to assist Ukraine.
Mr. Zelensky’s deliberate visits come amid experiences that the Biden administration could also be nearing a call on sending Ukraine long-range Army Tactical Missile Systems often called ATACMS, which Ukrainian officers say they should make main advances towards Russia. Ukrainian officers have mentioned in current weeks that they’re hopeful that Mr. Biden will approve the weapons.