Ukraine’s first lady expected to address Congress during visit to Washington

19 July, 01:45 PM
Ukraine's first lady Olena Zelenska has arrived in Washington (Photo:REUTERS/Ken Cedeno)

Ukraine's first lady Olena Zelenska has arrived in Washington (Photo:REUTERS/Ken Cedeno)

The first lady of Ukraine, Olena Zelenska, visited the United States and met with the U.S. Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, on July 18.

“Passenger planes fly peacefully, people aren’t afraid of sirens and loud noises on the street,” said Zelenska.

“After five months of the Russian invasion, I get a strange feeling being in a country where things like these are possible. But I’m in the U.S. now making sure the same is possible in Ukraine. I am here at the invitation of First Lady Jill Biden."

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The First Lady of Ukraine noted that she would speak in the United States about the needs of Ukraine in the fight against Russian aggression.

“Already met with Secretary of State Anthony Blinken,” she said.

“His position, which I quote: “a sovereign, independent Ukraine will exist much longer than Putin,” remains unchanged.”

CNN also reports that Olena Zelenska will make an address to the U.S. Congress on July 20.

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