In an address to the U.S. Congress Wednesday, Ukraine’s President Zelensky asked for more assistance as Ukraine continues its battle against an invasion by Russian fighters.
Speaking through a translator in an 11-minute virtual speech to Washington legislators, Zelensky called Putin’s invasion of Ukraine a “terror that Europe has not seen” since World War II as he urged NATO allies to take further actions to intervene.
Zelensky pleaded with NATO allies to establish a no-fly zone to stop Russian bombers. He also called for the U.S. to impose new packages of sanctions “until the Russian war machine stops.”
Zelenskyy ended his address with a graphic video showing the devastation and loss of life in Ukraine by Russian forces.
The Ukrainian leader’s final remarks were delivered in English to President Biden and the American people:
“Being the leader of the world means to be the leader of peace. Peace in your country doesn’t depend anymore only on you and your people. It depends on those next to you and those who are strong,” Zelensky said. “Strong doesn’t mean big, strong is brave and ready to fight for the life of his citizens and citizens of the world, for human rights, for freedom, for the right to live peacefully and to die when your time comes and not when it is wanted by someone else, by your neighbor.”
WIBC’s Rob Kendall noted that Zelensky is increasingly obsessed with the establishment of a no-fly zone over Ukraine, a move that the Biden administration maintains “could prompt a war with Russia.”
Should we be concerned about an escalation of the war in Ukraine? Rob Kendall explores that question with Guy Relford in the clip below.