On March 16, Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky will address both chambers of U.S. Congress, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and the Speaker of the House of Representative Nancy Pelosi said in a joint statement on March 14.
Zelensky will deliver his speech remotely.
“The Congress remains unwavering in our commitment to supporting Ukraine as they face Putin’s cruel and diabolical aggression, and to passing legislation to cripple and isolate the Russian economy as well as deliver humanitarian, security and economic assistance to Ukraine,” the statement reads.
The United States has been one of Ukraine’s staunchest backers against Russian aggression, providing billions of dollars in aid and military assistance. However, the Ukrainian government has criticized the reluctance of the United States to provide more direct support for Ukraine, specifically enforcing a “no fly zone” over Ukrainian airspace and providing Ukraine with combat aircraft.