Ukrainian President Makes Impassioned Plea to Congress

His virtual address was met with standing ovations. 

Ukrainian President Zelensky appealed to Congress once again for a humanitarian no-fly zone. In his virtual appearance, he asked Congress for increased sanctions and restrictions on all Russian politicians. 

In his request for the no-fly zone, President Zelensky referenced Pearl Harbor and 9/11, pointing out that innocent people experienced aerial attacks and that is what Ukrainians are experiencing every day. “Russia has turned the Ukrainian sky into a source of death,” he said. “Just like nobody else expected it, you could not stop it,” he said. “Our country experienced the same every day, right now at this moment, every night, for three weeks now.” 

The Ukrainian president also asked for more weapons to support his country’s ability to counter Russian airpower, as Moscow continues its bombardment of the country. 

“Being the leader of the world means to be the leader of peace. Peace in your country doesn’t depend anymore only on you and your people. It depends on those next to you and those who are strong,” President Zelensky said. “Strong doesn’t mean big, strong is brave and ready to fight for the life of his citizens and citizens of the world, for human rights, for freedom, for the right to live peacefully and to die when your time comes and not when it is wanted by someone else, by your neighbor.” 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For wisdom for U.S. officials as decisions are made regarding the amount and types of support that will be offered to Ukraine.
  • For members of Congress as they deliberate foreign aid, particularly as it applies to Ukraine.
  • For the leaders and citizens of Ukraine and of Russia as the conflict continues

Sources: Washington Examiner, CBS News, One America News


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