Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is addressing the United Nations General Assembly in New York, where he is expected to plead for more aid for his war-torn country as it continues a counteroffensive against Russia.
It’s Zelensky’s second trip to the United States since the war began 18 months ago.
Zelensky is scheduled to travel to Washington, D.C., later this week to meet with President Biden and members of Congress, including House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.
Biden used his speech at the UNGA earlier Tuesday to ask world leaders to stand with Ukraine.
“Russia believes that the world will go weary and allow it to brutalize Ukraine without consequence,” Biden said, with Zelensky in attendance. “If we allow Ukraine to be carved up, is the independence of any nation secure?”
After arriving in New York on Monday, Zelensky visited nine wounded Ukrainian soldiers being treated at Staten Island University Hospital, telling them to “stay strong.”
“We all will be waiting for you to come back home,” he added.
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