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Biden to deliver Patriot missiles to Ukraine as Zelenskyy visits Washington

President Biden’s administration will ship Patriot missiles to Ukraine for the primary time on Wednesday as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy visits Washington to tackle Congress.

The Patriot missiles, the nation’s most superior air protection system, will come as a part of a $2 billion safety assist bundle for Ukraine that Biden is anticipated to announce Wednesday, in accordance to Axios. Zelenskyy left Ukraine to go to Washington, D.C. for the primary time since Russia’s invasion of his nation started in February.

Congress has already permitted $65 billion in assist for Ukraine, however lawmakers are actually debating a further $45 billion.

The Ukrainian president is anticipated to reward lawmakers for his or her assist as his nation fights off an unprovoked invasion by Russia. Zelenskyy can be anticipated to argue that the warfare is not at all gained and that extra assist is required.

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy attends meeting with military officials as he visits the war-hit Mykolaiv region.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy attends meeting with navy officers as he visits the war-hit Mykolaiv area.
(Ukrainian Presidential Press Office through AP)

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President Biden “has tremendous rhetorical power to establish the public’s sense of truth,” DePauw University professor Jeffrey McCall mentioned. 
(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Lawmakers are negotiating over a $1.7 trillion finances invoice that, if handed as is, contains $45 billion for Ukraine. The laws seems to have widespread assist amongst Democrats and plenty of Republicans.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is all-in on supporting Ukraine, whereas Republicans within the House have expressed average skepticism.

“Providing assistance for Ukrainians to defeat the Russians is the No. 1 priority for the United States right now according to most Republicans,” McConnell advised reporters Tuesday.

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., pose for a photo in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Saturday, May 14.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., pose for a photograph in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Saturday, May 14.
(Ukrainian Presidential Press Office through AP)

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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has said that he doesn’t need to give Ukraine a “blank check,” however has mentioned he helps assist for the nation.

Several different Republicans have argued that the U.S. wants to make investments extra effort in monitoring how the help is used.

Fox News’s Haris Alic contributed to this report.

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