(Bloomberg) — Prime US Senate leaders will host an all-members assembly with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Thursday, in line with a Senate management aide, as Home Republicans are making ready to dam a Biden administration request for one more $24 billion in Ukraine help.
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Zelenskiy is anticipated to fulfill President Joe Biden on the White Home the identical day, touring to Washington after attending the United Nations Common Meeting. He’s anticipated to hunt renewed commitments by US leaders to assist Ukraine’s combat to regain occupied land from Russia.
Chuck Schumer, the Democratic majority chief within the Senate, and Minority Chief Mitch McConnell are as a consequence of host the assembly on Capitol Hill.
Congress faces a Sept. 30 deadline for the tip of the fiscal 12 months. Conservative hard-liners within the Home have threatened to close down the federal government if a price range deal consists of further help to Ukraine.
4 prime Senate Republicans urged Biden in a letter on Saturday to offer Ukraine with long-range ATACMS missiles. The letter rejects the argument by some conservatives that the help dips too far into the US weapon provide, saying solely a small a part of US stockpiles can be wanted.
Zelenskiy renewed his requests for added weaponry in an interview with CBS Information’ 60 Minutes broadcast Sunday night.
“And if Ukraine had sufficient of those trendy methods, we might have already restored the territorial integrity of Ukraine,” he stated, in line with a CBS transcript. “We’d have already completed that. These methods exist.”
Zelenskiy’s journey will probably be his first to Washington in additional than six months.
(Updates with Zelenskiy feedback to CBS in seventh paragraph.)
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