Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy urged
Russian troops to surrender saying
“we will treat you as humans have to be treated, with dignity,” in his latest address. Airstrikes hit Kyiv early on Tuesday
morning as peace talks between top negotiators
from the Russian and Ukrainian governments are
expected to resume later in the day. The UN says
over 2.8M people have fled Ukraine since Russia
began its invasion of the country.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced Monday that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will virtually address members of Congress this Wednesday, March 18, at 9 a.m. ET.
“As war rages on in Ukraine, it is with great respect and admiration for the Ukrainian people that we invite all Members of the House and Senate to attend a Virtual Address to the United States Congress delivered by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine,” Pelosi and Schumer wrote in a letter to members of Congress.
Zelenskyy’s virtual speech will only be open in person to members of Congress at an auditorium inside the Capitol Visitor Center, but a livestream will be available for the public to watch.
On Feb. 24,in what Zelenskyy has described as a “war against the whole of Europe.” The US, UK and EU have imposed substantial sanctions against Russia, many Western companies have ceased operations there and more than 2.5 million Ukrainians have fled their country as Russian forces have bombarded cities and other targets.
sources: Twitter/ Telegraph
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