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Japan’s Kishida pushes for Ukraine support before fractured US Congress

Posted on AllSides April 11th, 2024
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Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida made an impassioned case for international support for Ukraine during an address to the U.S. Congress on Thursday, as lawmakers struggle with a path forward for supporting Kyiv.

“As I often say, Ukraine of today may be East Asia of tomorrow,” Kishida said to a joint session of Congress. The line received a standing ovation from most lawmakers from both parties, though Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, one of the key Republican opponents of further U.S. assistance to Ukraine, remained seated.

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