President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy watched in Kyiv the live broadcast of the speech by First Lady Olena Zelenska in the US Congress, which took place as part of her visit to the United States of America.
The Head of State is convinced that the visit of Olena Zelenska will be a significant contribution to the deepening of cooperation between Ukraine and the US. He expressed hope that the First Lady's address to American parliamentarians and government officials will encourage them to make important decisions in support of our country and increase aid to the protection of Ukrainians from Russian invasion.
Olena Zelenska became the first wife of a state leader to speak in the US Congress. She addressed the congressmen on behalf of Ukrainian mothers and children and all citizens who died or suffered from Russian aggression.
The First Lady noted the contribution of every American family, Congress, and President Joseph Biden to Ukraine's ability to resist the enemy and protect the lives of millions of Ukrainian citizens.
"You help us very powerfully. While Russia kills, America saves. And you should know it. We thank you," she noted.
At the same time, Olena Zelenska emphasized that the war is not over yet and Russia continues its terror.
“I'm asking for something now that I never wanted to ask for. I am asking you for weapons! Weapons not for waging war on someone else's land, but to protect our home and the right to wake up in it alive. I am asking you for anti-aircraft defense - so that rockets do not kill children in their strollers. So that they do not destroy children's rooms and entire families,” Olena Zelenska said.
She called on the American people to help stop the terror against Ukrainians, and this "will be our joint great victory in the name of life, freedom and the pursuit of happiness of every person and every family."