Zelensky, top US officials to make case for Ukraine funding
Ukraine President Volodomyr Zelenskiy and top aides to U.S. President Joe Biden will make their case to U.S. senators on Tuesday about why a
fresh infusion of military assistance is needed to help Ukraine repel Russian invaders.
U.S. officials say the United States will spend all it has available for Ukraine by the end of the year, a dire prediction that comes as Kyiv has struggled to make major advances in its 2023 counteroffensive against Russia.
Biden's administration in October asked Congress for nearly $106 billion to pay for ambitious plans for Ukraine, Israel and U.S. border security, but Republicans who control the House with a slim majority rejected the package.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, a close Biden ally, announced on Monday night that the administration has invited Zelenskiy to address senators via secure video as part of a classified briefing on Tuesday "so we can hear directly from him precisely what's at stake in this vote."