President of Ukraine

Volodymyr Zelenskyy meets with US Senator Lindsey Graham

26 May 2023 - 19:33

Volodymyr Zelenskyy meets with US Senator Lindsey Graham

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy held a meeting with US Senator Lindsey Graham, visiting our country for the third time since the beginning of full-scale Russian aggression.

The Head of State highly appreciated the bicameral and bipartisan support of Ukraine in the US Congress. He expressed special thanks to the President of the United States, the entire American people for their leadership in defense and financial assistance to our country.

"It is very important, we appreciate this help. We know that from the first days of full-scale Russian aggression, we have full support. I'm deeply grateful for this," Zelenskyy said.

In this regard, the President thanked for the recent $375 million defense aid package provided by the United States on May 21, and emphasized the unprecedented total amount of aid provided since February of last year reaching $38 billion.

The Head of State briefed the US senator in detail on the situation at the frontline and gave an assessment of its development in the near future. In this regard, Zelenskyy emphasized the primary importance of continuing and strengthening defense assistance to Ukraine from partners, which should be provided without any restrictions.

The President praised the US decision to support the international fighter jet coalition and called it historic. He emphasized the need for practical filling, developing and strengthening this coalition.

The Head of State separately emphasized that the time has come for partners, in particular, the United States, to provide Ukraine with long-range weapons and other types of weapons that would help the Ukrainian defense forces achieve strategic goals on the battlefield, de-occupy Ukrainian territories and reduce losses among defenders.

Amid increasing Russian missile terror and heavy attacks by Iranian Shahed drones on Ukrainian cities, Zelenskyy emphasized the urgent need to strengthen the air shield over Ukraine by providing modern air defense systems, which have already proven their high effectiveness in countering many threats and saving the lives of Ukrainians, by partners.

At the meeting, the issue of implementing the Ukrainian Peace Formula was separately discussed.