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Volodymyr Zelenskyy was rejected during his visit to Washington DC. Especially from the ranks of the Republican Party.

+++ 3.15 pm: Like the US portal the mountain Only 86 out of 213 Republicans House of Representatives When Volodymyr Zelenskyj delivered his historic speech there. More than half of the party members have apologized in advance. According to the mountain Many people prefer to spend Christmas at home and worry about the onset of winter in Washington, D.C.

+++ 12.30 hrs: After Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s visit to Washington DC, it seems Candace Owens has little to do but make fun of the Ukrainian president’s wife. “Stop stealing from our people while your wife spends tens of thousands of dollars shopping in Paris. Disgusting,” Republican think tank leader Olena Zelensky tweeted. Your tweet was immediately flagged as fake news by the texting service.

Olena Zelenskyy with her husband Volodymyr, President of Ukraine. (Archive Image) © HANDOUT/AFP

Zelensky has no respect from Republicans

+++ 10.15 am: A video of Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s speech to the US House of Representatives clearly shows that many Republican MPs are in good spirits with the Ukrainian president. Lauren Boebert and Matt Gaetz sat in protest while nearly the entire audience stood up to honor Selenskyj at the start of the speech. Both never see the Ukrainian president, preferring to use mobile phones instead of listening to him.

+++ 9.00 am: After Volodymyr Zelensky’s state visit to Washington, D.C., there was much criticism from Republicans. Representative Marjorie Taylor Green called Zelensky “America’s shadow president.” Going one step further Donald Trump Jr. Former President Donald Trump’s son called Zelensky an “ungrateful welfare queen.”

Volodymyr Zelenskyj: Impressive speech in Washington DC

Update as of 6:45 a.m. Thursday, December 22: On his first official trip abroad since the outbreak of war in Ukraine, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky delivered an impressive speech to the US Congress. In Washington, to cheers from lawmakers, Zelensky thanked America for its support against Russia’s war of aggression: “Despite all odds and circumstances of destruction, Ukraine has not fallen. Ukraine is alive.

Zelensky emphasized that Russia’s war against Ukraine is not only about the fate of Ukrainians: “The struggle will decide what world our children and grandchildren will live in, and then their children and grandchildren will live in.” The haunting words were the perseverance of his companions. Ukrainians are not afraid, nobody in the world should be afraid, he said. “They have more missiles and planes than we had, that’s true, but our defense stands.” Ukraine will never surrender.

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The Ukrainian president has urged Democrats and Republicans in Congress not to cut military aid. “Ukraine has never asked American soldiers to fight in our place on our land. “I assure you that Ukrainian soldiers are capable of piloting American tanks and planes on their own,” he said. But the artillery provided so far was insufficient. “Your money is not charity, it is an investment in global security and democracy, which we will handle very responsibly,” he assured.

Joe Biden Emphasizes Volodymyr Zelensky

+++ 9.05 pm: US President Joe Biden welcomed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to the White House on his first foreign trip since the start of the war. Dressed in a camouflage sweater and cargo pants, Zelenskyy thanked Biden and the United States “from the bottom of my heart” on Wednesday (December 21) for their support in the war against Russia.

Biden emphasized that Ukraine inspires the world with its “courage.” “We will continue to strengthen Ukraine’s defense capabilities, especially air defense,” the US president promised. Therefore, the United States will provide the Patriot Air Defense System to Ukraine.

Volodymyr Zelenskyj received by Joe Biden

+++ 8:56 PM: Hours before Volodymyr Zelenskyi’s expected address to the US Congress, Senator Lynn Tracy was confirmed as the new ambassador to Moscow. The top of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow has been vacant for three months after the previous ambassador, John Sullivan, left Russia in September.

+++ 8:21 PM: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky arrived at the White House. Television images showed how 44-year-old US President Joe Biden was welcomed in Washington. Later, both presidents intend to address the US Congress. In March, Zelenskyj had already given a video address to the US Congress. He then demanded a no-fly zone to protect Ukraine.

Zelensky landed in America

+++ 7.16 pm: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has arrived in the United States, a White House official said. Everything is going according to schedule. Zelenskyj reportedly landed in a military plane at a US air base near Washington. The motorcade that was already waiting for the President could be seen on television. US President Joe Biden welcomed Zelenskiy to the White House at 2:00 pm local time (8:00 pm CET). At 4:30pm local time, they wanted to appear before the press together. Zelensky will address the US Congress at 7.30pm local time.

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Zelenskyj Visits America: Ukraine Gets Patriotic Air Defense System

+++ 6.40 pm: For the first time, Ukraine receives a Patriot air defense system from the United States. It is part of another $1.85 billion aid package for Ukraine’s military. It was previously announced that new aid to Ukraine would be announced during Zelensky’s visit to the US. Ukraine has so far received $21.9 billion in aid from the United States.

US on Zelensky’s visit: “We are not looking for direct war with Russia”

+++ 5.40 pm: After the Kremlin had already criticized Zelensky’s US visit, the US is now exposing itself. “We don’t expect direct war with Russia,” said one US official. A visit by the President of Ukraine and the provision of anti-aircraft systems to Ukraine will not change that.

“This is to send a message to Putin and the world that the United States will stay with Ukraine for as long as it takes,” the official said. The visit gave the President of Ukraine an opportunity to address the American public.

+++ 4.20 pm: According to a well-connected Danish Twitter account, a US Air Force Gulfstream C-37B aircraft has departed Ramstein Air Force Base for the United States.

According to multiple sources, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was on board.

Selenskyj after stopping in Germany on his way to America

+++ 3.20 pm: The federal government was pleased with the visit of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to the US and the delivery of the US Patriot Air Defense System to Ukraine. Government spokesman Steffen Hebestreit described Wednesday in Berlin as a “very good, hopeful sign” that the Ukrainian president can now leave his country to visit the United States. Hebestreit added that Zelenskyj currently has no plans to travel to Berlin.

On behalf of the federal government, Hepstreet openly welcomed the U.S. announcement of providing Patriot air defense systems to Ukraine.

Russia calls Zelensky’s visit to the US an “intensification of the conflict”.

+++ 11.30 am: Russia has criticized Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s visit to the US and the announced new arms supply. “All this is undoubtedly leading to an escalation of the conflict, which is not good for Ukraine,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Russian news agencies on Wednesday. Interfax According to him, he did not expect that Zelensky would want to negotiate with Moscow after his visit.

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Zelenskyj’s visit to America is intended to strengthen the “backlash” – meetings with Biden are planned

+++ 9.28 am: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has confirmed his visit to the US to “strengthen Ukraine’s resilience and security capabilities”.

The trip comes as the US prepares to send Patriot anti-aircraft missiles to Ukraine. The program includes a speech before Congress on Capitol Hill and a meeting with President Joe Biden.

Zelenskyy is expected in the United States on Wednesday – a meeting with Biden in Washington

Report from Wednesday, December 21: WASHINGTON – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is expected to arrive in the United States this Wednesday. It was Zelensky’s first trip abroad since the start of the war in Ukraine. The US government confirmed the reports early Wednesday morning (December 21).

According to media reports, Zelensky is scheduled to speak in person at the Congress in the US capital, Washington. A meeting with Joe Biden is also planned. According to reports, the US president also wants to announce the US during the meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart. Ukraine Patriot will provide anti-aircraft system.

Zelenskyy in America: Scheduled speech before the US Congress

According to the White House, Biden and Zelensky first discussed a possible visit during a phone call in mid-December. Then came the official call. The Ukrainian president will have a packed schedule during his visit to the US capital. Biden and Zelenskyj plan a joint press conference. On Wednesday evening, Selenskyj will US-Congress Have a talk. After that he is said to start his journey to his hometown.

die The US has given Ukraine billions in military aid since the war began Supports. Biden will announce another $2 billion military aid package on Wednesday, a senior U.S. government official said. This includes the Patriot anti-aircraft system. The announcement comes as no surprise. There have been recent reports that the US government is considering such a distribution. (hg/kb/ktho with AFP/dpa)

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