Ukraine’s First Lady Olena Zelenska thanked the United States for its strong support and asked to help Ukraine stop Russian terror and provide more weapons to protect the peace and lives of Ukrainians.
“We are sincerely grateful to the United States for standing with us in the struggle for our common values – human life and independence. Your help is very powerful. While Russia kills, America saves. And you should know about it. Thank you,” Zelenska said at the US Congress, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.
At the same time, she emphasized that the war was not over yet.
I’m asking for something now I would never want to ask. I’m asking for weapons, weapons that would not be used to wage a war on somebody else’s land, but to protect one’s home and the right to wake up alive in that home,” Zelenska said.
She noted that she was also asking to provide Ukraine with air defense systems: “in order for rockets not to kill children in their strollers and entire families.”
According to Zelenska, the United States knows what terrorist attacks are and has always sought to defeat terrorism.
“So help us stop the terror against Ukrainians, and it will be our common great victory – in the name of life, freedom and the pursuit of happiness of every person, every family,” she emphasized.
The President’s wife emphasized that was not only her request but also her husband’s.
“We want every father and every mother to be able to tell their child: fall asleep calmly, there will be no more air raid sirens, no more missile strikes. Is that too much to wish?” Zelenska said.
In her opinion, the opportunity for her as the First Lady of Ukraine to speak with the US Congress specifically about weapons is a manifestation of the “greatest equality”.
“This is the equality of free people. People who know what they protect, know what they live for. I hope you heard me today. And I hope that your decisions will be quick,” the First Lady of Ukraine emphasized.
As reported, First Lady of Ukraine Olena Zelenska makes a visit to Washington at the invitation of First Lady of the United States Jill Biden.
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