Headline RoundupMarch 16th, 2022

Zelenskyy Delivers Virtual Speech to Congress

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In a livestreamed video on Wednesday to the U.S. Congress, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy pressed for the U.S. to help him fight against Russia’s bombardment of Ukraine with a no-fly zone or military equipment to protect the country's skies. 

Saying "We need you now," Zelenskyy also invoked memories of Pearl Harbor and the 9/11 attacks, and urged the U.S. to increase its blocking of imports and sanctions of Russian officials and President Vladimir Putin.  

The speech comes as the Ukraine war nears its three-week mark, and Zelenskyy continues to seek the support and aid of EU leaders.  Russian forces are encroaching on Kyiv and other key cities, while Ukraine launches a counteroffensive.  Meanwhile, U.S. President Joe Biden has stopped short of providing a no-fly zone or the transfer of military jets from Poland for fear of direct confrontation with Russia.  Biden is, however, expected to announce Wednesday that the the U.S. will send an additional $800 million in security assistance to Ukraine, which will include anti-armor and anti-defense weapons.

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