During his visit to the United States on 12 December, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will deliver an address to a gathering of US senators and meet with Mike Johnson, Speaker of the US House of Representatives.
Source: European Pravda, citing Bloomberg
Details: The media company reported that Zelenskyy also expects to meet with Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, in Washington. The IMF is one of the critical donors of financial assistance to Ukraine, which authorised a US$15.6 billion loan programme in March this year.
Earlier, the White House and the Ukrainian President's Office had announced a meeting between US President Joe Biden and Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Tuesday, 12 December. During the meeting, Biden plans to emphasise that the United States is committed to supporting the people of Ukraine in their defence against Russian aggression.
Background: The US Congress has not yet approved Biden's request for additional funding to help Ukraine due to resistance from some Republicans. On 6 December, the bill to provide assistance to Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan failed a procedural vote in the Senate.
Sources say the Biden administration is considering concessions on migration policy in order to secure new aid for Ukraine and Israel in the supplemental funding bill.