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They're Fighting For Democracy Everywhere, Says US House Speaker, As Zelensky Visit Washington

Volodymyr Zelensky, the Ukrainian president, made a risky journey Wednesday to Washington, where he met with President Biden and addressed a joint session of Congress in a bid to rally support for his country’s war effort. After their meeting, Biden said the U.S. would continue to support Ukraine “for as long as it takes.” Zelensky, asked what he would consider a fair way to end the war, said that he would not compromise the sovereignty, freedom and territorial integrity of his country. He said Ukraine shared values with the U.S. and was fighting “for our common victory against this tyranny.” The meeting came after the secretary of state, Antony Blinken, announced that the U.S. was sending Ukraine an additional $1.8 billion in military aid, including a Patriot missile battery, one of the most advanced U.S. air defense systems. Zelensky said he intended to ask for another Patriot battery. “We are in war — I am really sorry,” he said. House Speakee Nancy Pelosi remarked that, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy delivered an address to Congress about the determination of the Ukrainian people and inspired us with his message of unity, courage and resilience in the face of Russian aggression. In defending their Democracy, they are fighting for Democracy everywhere.

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