Russian annexation plan is the backdrop to Ukrainian first lady's US visit. The Biden administration said on Tuesday that Russia is “laying the groundwork” to annex sovereign Ukrainian territory by installing proxy officials and forcing citizens to apply for Russian citizenship as fighting builds in south and eastern Ukraine. As U.S. Officials predict Russia's next move, the White House has welcomed Ukrainian first lady Olena Zelenska, who is expected to deliver remarks to Congress on Wednesday as she presses for military support from the West. Source 5m.
I am rooting for Zelenskyy, hoping that Ukraine is able to continue to withstand and defend itself against Russia. That Putin is not able to defeat the nation and force it to join Russia, that this invasion fails in taking away the freedom and independance of the Ukrainian people.
I am suspicous of what Mitch McConnell and Republican senators are doing making an unannounce visit to Kyiv so as to meet with Ukrainian President Zelenskyy. As well if they are even still there. I cannot trust the GOP's intentions, if they are simply showing their support or if they have other motivations.
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Ukrainian President Zelenskyy might meet with Biden, address Congress on Wednesday, in first trip abroad since Russian invasion. The trip, first reported by Punchbowl News, comes as Congress prepares to vote on an additional $45 billion in emergency assistance to Ukraine. Security concerns could still scuttle the visit, according to the Associated Press. Source 5o.