(Central News Agency) Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy arrived in the United States today, marking Zelensky's first known trip abroad since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24.
The White House said on the 20th that Zelensky will hold bilateral talks with US President Joe Biden and address Congress.
Zelensky said in the early morning of the 21st that he was on his way to the United States.
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CNN reported that a Ukrainian soldier presented Zelensky with a flag signed by frontline soldiers on the 20th as a gift to Biden and the U.S. Congress to thank the U.S. for providing military aid .
The White House is expected to announce an additional $2 billion in security aid to Ukraine.
Zelensky's trip was secretly arranged. He is expected to stay in the United States for several hours. In addition to meeting with Biden and senior US national security staff at the White House, he will also hold a joint press conference with Biden, and then go to Capitol Hill (Capitol Hill) ) to a joint session of the U.S. Congress.
Biden, who has spoken regularly with Zelensky over the past 10 months, will now meet face-to-face.
With Biden's steadfast support, the West has united behind Ukraine and sought to isolate Russia, even though it does not directly intervene in the conflict.
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