Zelenskyy Pleads with US Lawmakers for Assistance in Defending the Skies Over Ukraine

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WASHINGTON DC, March 16, 2022 ~ Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy spoke via video conference Wednesday in an address to members of the United States Congress. In his statements, the embattled leader made an impassioned plea for assistance in ending the onslaught of Russian attacks from the skies over his country. Russia has turned the Ukrainian sky into a source of death for thousands of people,” said Zelenskyy. “I need to protect our sky. I need your help.”Realizing that a no-fly zone is something US lawmakers aren’t likely to support, Zelenskyy spent much of his time pitching the need for a new air defense system and new aircraft.In a response address, President Joe Biden did not signal he was likely to act on the Ukrainian President’s specific requests, though he did announce close to $1 billion in other forms of new military assistance. Scroll down to hear reactions to today’s addresses from Congressman Fred Upton, plus a report from 760 WJR Senior News Analyst Chris Renwick

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March 16, 2022 ~ Congressman Fred Upton talks with Kevin and Tom about President Zelenskyy‘s address to Congress.


March 16, 2022 ~ Chris Renwick recaps President Zelenskyy‘s address to Congress with Kevin and Tom.

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UKRAINE, March 16, 2022 ~ Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy Addresses US Congress.

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