Zelenskiy calls for US to send aircraft to Ukraine in video call with US Congress

President made a ‘desperate plea’ for military aid to more than 280 senators and representatives as Congress works on $10bn package• Ukraine crisis liveVolodymyr Zelenskiy, the president of Ukraine, urged US lawmakers to help provide aircraft to defend the country against Russian invasion during a video meeting with members of Congress on Saturday.Chuck Schumer, the Senate majority leader, said Zelenskiy “made a desperate plea” for the military aid, which would include planes, drones and anti-aircraft missiles. The Ukrainian president praised sanctions placed upon Russia during the meeting but pressed US lawmakers to go further by banning oil imports from Moscow. Continue reading...

Zelenskiy calls for US to send aircraft to Ukraine in video call with US Congress

President made a ‘desperate plea’ for military aid to more than 280 senators and representatives as Congress works on $10bn package

• Ukraine crisis live

Volodymyr Zelenskiy, the president of Ukraine, urged US lawmakers to help provide aircraft to defend the country against Russian invasion during a video meeting with members of Congress on Saturday.

Chuck Schumer, the Senate majority leader, said Zelenskiy “made a desperate plea” for the military aid, which would include planes, drones and anti-aircraft missiles. The Ukrainian president praised sanctions placed upon Russia during the meeting but pressed US lawmakers to go further by banning oil imports from Moscow.

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