President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine met with President Biden at the White House during his first trip outside Ukraine since the Russian invasion began in February. The visit amounts to a daring show of solidarity with Ukraine’s most powerful ally and its largest foreign supplier of weapons.
Sitting next to Biden in the Oval Office, Zelensky spoke in English and expressed “all my appreciations, from my heart, from the heart of Ukrainians — all Ukrainians” for the U.S. support. Biden told Zelensky that the Ukrainian people “inspire the world.”
Zelensky will deliver an address to a joint session of Congress later in the day in which he will again express gratitude but stress that Ukraine still needs more powerful weapons, according to Ukrainian politicians.