Zelensky to tell Biden, Congress current funding for war effort not good enough

The meetings come as the House prepares to vote on the next, and largest, cash fund for Ukraine yet — $45 billion.

In his first known trip outside of Ukraine since the invasion began, President Volodymyr Zelensky is to meet with US President Joe Biden and Congress on Wednesday to make a plea for even more financial support.

 "We are grateful for [the United States'] support, but it is not enough. It is a hint — it is not enough," Zelensky said, according to the Associated Press.

On Tuesday, the Ukrainian president announced on Twitter: ​​"On my way to the U.S. to strengthen resilience and defense capabilities of [Ukraine]."

"In particular, @POTUS and I will discuss cooperation between [Ukraine] and [U.S.]. I will also have a speech at the Congress and a number of bilateral meetings," he added.

In a Wednesday morning quote-tweet, Biden replied, "I hope you're having a good flight, Volodymyr. I'm thrilled to have you here. Much to discuss."

"Maybe Zelensky could give you some tips on how to secure your own border and maintain national sovereignty," replied The Post Millennial's Libby Emmons. 

House Speaker Pelosi made an announcement asking representatives to be present for "a very special focus on Democracy."

“We are ending a very special session of the 117th Congress with legislation that makes progress for the American people as well as support for our Democracy," she wrote Tuesday in a letter. "Please be present for a very special focus on Democracy Wednesday night."

According to the Associated Press, the meetings come as the House prepares to vote on the next, and largest, cash fund for Ukraine yet — $45 billion.

The Institute for the World Economy's Ukraine Support Tracker reports the total cost of U.S. involvement in Ukraine is approximately $91,430,000,000 so far.  

Zelensky has previously made several pleas to world leaders for aid via videos.

A December 5 poll from the Chicago Council on Global Affairs shows that support for the seemingly-infinite stream of aid from Washington to Kyiv is declining.

According to the survey, 48 percent of Americans now believe the US should support Ukraine for "as long as it takes," down from 58 percent in July.

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