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Zelenskyy visits US, holds meeting with Defense Secretary and top general – photo

Monday, 11 December 2023, 20:48
Zelenskyy visits US, holds meeting with Defense Secretary and top general – photo
ZELENSKYY AT A MEETING WITH AUSTIN. PHOTO: ZELENSKYY'S TELEGRAM CHANNEL

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has begun his visit to the United States with a meeting with Lloyd Austin, US Secretary of Defense, and General Charles Brown, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Source: Zelenskyy on Telegram, reported by European Pravda

Details: "I began my visit to the United States with a meeting with Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and General Charles Brown at the National Defense University," he said.

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Zelenskyy stated that the meeting had discussed challenges to global security, developments at the frontline and further Ukrainian-American defence cooperation.

Quote: "I am grateful to the United States for the implementation of our agreements, especially on strengthening air defence, as well as to Secretary Austin and General Brown for their personal leadership."  

Background:

  • During his visit to the United States on 11-12 December, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will meet not only with Joe Biden, but also with representatives of the US Congress, where a package of additional funding for Ukraine is being considered.
  • The US Congress has not yet approved Biden's request for additional funding to help Ukraine due to opposition from some Republicans. On 6 December, the bill to provide assistance to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan failed to pass a procedural vote in the Senate.
  • According to sources, the Biden administration is considering concessions on migration policy in order to secure new aid for Ukraine and Israel in the supplemental funding bill. 

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