Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelensky, will go to Washington subsequent week following his look on the United Nations Common Meeting, in response to three U.S. officers.
Mr. Zelensky’s plan to seem in particular person earlier than the United Nations Common Meeting on Wednesday, as a part of the U.N.’s annual gathering in New York Metropolis, was beforehand identified. However his follow-on journey to Washington — the place he’s anticipated to fulfill with President Biden on the White Home and members of Congress on Capitol Hill — has not but been introduced formally.
It comes because the Biden administration works to shore up help for Ukraine amid a grinding Ukrainian counteroffensive that has to this point yielded disappointing outcomes. Mr. Zelensky insists that Ukraine can nonetheless make main beneficial properties.
Mr. Zelensky final visited Washington in December, the place he addressed the U.S. Congress and urged the continued provide of American weapons for his nation’s battle towards Russia, which is about to enter its nineteenth month. Since then, anxiousness has grown amongst Ukraine’s supporters as they’ve watched a decline in U.S. public support for persevering with support to the nation.
Throughout a go to to Kyiv, the Ukrainian capital, final week, Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken vowed that the US would proceed to help Ukraine.
Mr. Zelensky’s deliberate visits come amid studies that the Biden administration could also be nearing a decision on sending Ukraine long-range Military Tactical Missile Techniques generally known as ATACMS, which Ukrainian officers say they should make main advances towards Russia. Ukrainian officers have stated in current weeks that they’re hopeful that Mr. Biden will approve the weapons.