Zelensky Met Biden, The Ukrainian President Said – There Will Be No Agreement To End The War
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who is on a US visit, said on Wednesday that there would be "no deal" to end the war with Russia. He also thanked American leaders and the public for their continued support in countering Russia's aggression.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who is on a US visit, said on Wednesday that there would be "no deal" to end the war with Russia. He also thanked American leaders and the public for their continued support in countering Russia's aggression. US President Joe Biden and Congress announced billions of dollars more in aid to Ukraine and pledged to help Ukraine seek peace. Shortly before the visit, the US announced $1.85 billion in military aid to Ukraine. It has also been announced to send Patriot missile batteries under this military assistance.
Welcoming Zelensky to the Oval Office of the White House, Biden said the US and Ukraine would continue to show solidarity in defense as Russia launched a "brutal attack on Ukraine's right to exist as a nation". Zelensky has left the country for the first time since Russia invaded Ukraine in late February this year. Zelensky said he wanted to visit earlier, but his visit at this time shows, "With your help, the situation is now under control." Zelensky told reporters that a just peace was necessary for him as president. for which no compromise will be made. He said the war would only end once Ukraine's sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity were restored, as well as "compensation for the damages caused by the Russian aggression".
Ukraine's president addressed Congress on Wednesday, vowing to maintain the support of the United States and its allies to defend his country against Russia's brutal aggression. He also thanked "every single American" for supporting Ukraine. Zelensky predicted a major "turning point" in the conflict next year, saying that Ukraine's courage and America's resolve must guarantee us freedom in the future, especially for those who stand up for their values. have been Meanwhile, Russia's presidential office, the Kremlin, warned on Wednesday that an increase in US arms supplies to Ukraine would further escalate the devastating war. At the same time, Russia's Defense Minister called for the expansion of the army by recruiting at least 500,000 people in the country's army.
During a meeting with his top military officials, Russian President Vladimir Putin said lessons would be learned from everything that happened in the conflict to "develop our armed forces and increase the capabilities of our soldiers". He said special emphasis would be placed on the development of nuclear forces, which he called "the main guarantee of Russia's sovereignty". Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that the Russian army will add 6,95,000 soldiers on contract, of which 5,21,000 should be recruited by the end of 2023. Before the start of the fighting in Ukraine, the Russian army had about 400,000 soldiers on contract.