Zelensky visiting D.C. to address Congress, meet Biden
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will visit Washington on Wednesday to meet President Biden, hold a press conference at the White House and address a joint session of Congress, a senior administration official told reporters.
Why it matters: Zelensky had not left Ukraine since Russia launched its brutal invasion on Feb. 24. During the visit, Biden will announce another $2 billion in U.S. military aid including, for the first time, the Patriot missile defense system.
Zelensky's trip to Washington — which will last just "a few short hours," per the U.S. official — comes 300 days into the invasion,...