Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky addressed a joint meeting of Congress in Wasington DC, on Wednesday.
He thanked US for the continuous support against ‘Russian tyranny’ and also called for more. Zelensky, on his first trip outside his country since Russia invaded in February, said he wanted to visit earlier and his visit now showed the 'situation is under control, because of your support'.
Assuring that Ukrainian soldiers can operate American tanks and planes. Zelensky repeated one of his requests for military aid since the Russian invasion.
In his address, President said the US aid is not charity but an investment in the global security and democracy.
Toward the beginning of his speech, some lawmakers unfurled a Ukrainian flag in support.
He presented House Speaker Nancy Pelosi with a Ukrainian battle flag he got on the front lines on a visit to Eastern Ukrainian city of Bakhmut.
Zelensky also met US President Joe Biden at the White House, where he presented him with a medal from a Ukrainian soldier who asked for it to be given to President Biden.
President Zelensky was escorted to US in a top-secret escort operation.