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Zelenskiy faces difficult conversations in Washington amid Congress spending battle

Posted on AllSides September 21st, 2023
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Politics, Ukraine Aid, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, US Congress, Federal Spending
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Volodymyr Zelenskiy is likely to find his latest visit to Washington a much tougher occasion than the hero’s welcome he was given nine months ago.

Zelenskiy was given a standing ovation when he delivered an address to a joint sitting of Congress in December, but on Thursday morning there will be minimal ceremony, and the Ukrainian president faces difficult conversations behind closed doors when he meets congressional leaders who are in the midst of a bitter spending battle that could lead to a government shutdown.

Republicans have proposed a stopgap bill that...

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