Zelenskyy Returning To White House Seeking Taxpayer Aid

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is set to visit the White House on Tuesday, marking his third visit to Washington since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022. This week’s visit comes as a pivotal moment for the GOP-led House, as yet another massive aid package for the corrupt nation is currently stalled.

As Joe Biden continues to press Congress for more Ukrainian aid to be financed by new deficit spending and borrowing, he warned last week: “If Congress does not pass $64 billion specified in aid to Ukraine, U.S. troops will end up fighting Russia in Europe.

Ukraine’s first lady Olena Zelenska told the BBC last week, “We really need the help. In simple words, we cannot get tired of this situation, because if we do, we die.”

Zelenskyy is set to engage in several high-level conferences while in Washington. According to a media statement from White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, the agenda the administration has planned will “underscore the United States’ unshakeable commitment to supporting the people of Ukraine as they defend themselves against Russia’s brutal invasion.”

As Congress debates whether to continue funding the war with Russia, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) took a pointed shot at the Republican lawmakers who are more interested in protecting American interests at home than borrowing from future generations of Americans to pay the salaries of Ukrainian bureaucrats now.

“It will be a failure solely caused by the Republican Party and the Republican leadership because it was a decision of that Republican leadership, pushed by the hard Right, many of whom want Ukraine to fail, to make border aid a precondition to supporting Ukraine,” Schumer said.

Reports indicate that Zelenskyy and Biden are expected to discuss U.S. aid that would continue through at least all of 2024. In addition to paying the bills to operate the Ukrainian government, Zelenskyy is expected to demand that America fund new projects to produce weapons and air defense systems for his military.

On Sunday, Sen. J.D. Vance (R-OH) wrote in a post on X, formerly Twitter: “In the midst of a historic border crisis, Zelensky will come to Washington and demand that the Congress care more about his border than our own.”