Chinanews.com, December 12 Comprehensive foreign media reported that the White House announced on the 11th local time that US President Joe Biden will meet with visiting Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on the 10th.
According to CNN, this visit will be Zelenskyy's third visit to Washington since the escalation of the situation between Russia and Ukraine.
Data map: On December 2022, 12 local time, U.S. President Joe Biden met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who was invited to visit, at the White House. Photo by China News Service reporter Chen Mengtong
According to the report, the leading aides of the US Senate said that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will also deliver a speech at a meeting of all senators on the morning of the 12th at the invitation of majority leader Schumer and Republican leader McConnell. House Speaker Johnson's office said in a statement that he would also meet with Zelenskyy.
Zelensky's visit comes at a time when discussions on the U.S. Congress's aid agreement for Ukraine are at a standstill. The United States still does not appear to have reached an agreement on changing immigration and border policies, as well as on emergency aid packages to fund Ukraine and other countries.
For weeks, senior officials in the Biden administration have been repeatedly warning about the depletion of aid to Ukraine and its potential consequences. Top Republicans, on the other hand, are wary of the U.S. "sending more money to Ukraine," demanding that any further funding be tied to a major immigration policy.
Shortly before that, Biden had said that he was willing to make "major compromises" on the border issue in exchange for the passage of aid to Ukraine. In addition, negotiations on border security remain deadlocked, with Biden saying that Republicans are "playing with U.S. national security."
CNN noted that if the U.S. Congress goes on vacation without an agreement, then the White House may have to make the difficult choice of providing aid to allies such as Ukraine at the expense of U.S. military preparations.
On December 2022, 12, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy visited Washington, D.C., held talks with U.S. President Joe Biden and delivered a speech to the U.S. Congress, pleading with the U.S. side to provide more weapons.
On September 2023, 9, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky arrived in the United States again for his second visit to the United States since the escalation of the situation between Russia and Ukraine. On the same day, the United States announced that it would provide Ukraine with a new round of military security assistance worth $18 million. The White House also issued a statement saying that the two sides discussed issues such as U.S. support for Ukraine's energy and economic recovery.