The president of Ukraine also visited the Capitol, where he spoke with Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin.
Volodymyr Zelensky’s task in Washington was not easy, and the result remains to be seen. The president of Ukraine traveled to the capital of the United States to try to convince congressmen and senators to support a new aid package for the European country, for which he met on Capitol Hill with prominent members of both parties.
It is known that some Republicans want to turn off the spigot of war financing, although others want to open it even more, as is the case of MichaelMcCaul, member of the House for the 10th congressional district of Texas.
“I know there is some dissension on both sides, but I have said that a war of attrition is not going to win this,” McCaul maintains. “That’s what Putin wants, because he wants to break the will of the American people and the Europeans. We cannot afford a war of attrition. We need a plan for victory and we have to do it soon.”
Waiting for the F-16
Zelensky also met with prominent senators. In this chamber, the Democrats are the majority and therefore have the upper hand. 24 billion dollars are at stake, and who knows if there is also an important change in the Ukrainian war strategy.
In what was his second visit to Washington this year, the Ukrainian president also stopped at the Pentagon, where he met with the US Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin. On the table, the need for more ammunition and the long-awaited F-16 fighters.
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