The Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelenskywill meet on Thursday with Joe Biden in the White House to try to strengthen American support in the war against Russiaa source close to the presidency declared to AFP this Friday.
The visit to Washington coincides with the trip of the Ukrainian leader to the General Assembly from HIM in NY.
The Casa Blanca and the Ukrainian embassy did not confirm the visit.
According to the American pressZelensky will also go to Congressin Washingtonwhere a new package of 24 billion dollars in military and humanitarian aid for his country has been negotiated for several weeks.
The negotiations are being arduous, because some Republicans, with a majority in the House of Representativesare reluctant to release more funds and estimate that USA should focus on national priorities.
This position infuriates Senate Republican leaders, who have worked with Democrats over the past year to shell out in it Congress more than 110,000 million in aid to Kiev.
Zelensky already visited by surprise Washington in December 2022, when he entered the White House dressed in a military uniform, his distinctive symbol since his country was invaded by Russian troops in February 2022.
After meeting with Bidenthe Ukrainian leader then told the Congress that your country “would never give up” compared to Russia.
Months later, Joe Biden I travel to Kiev.