Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy will address senators via a secure video conference feed during a secret briefing on Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, R-New York, announced.
President Zelenskiy is scheduled to brief senators on the situation in Ukraine and the need for additional military aid, the day before the Senate is scheduled to vote on moving a $106 billion emergency foreign aid package containing more than $61 billion into legislation. is. For Ukraine.
“The administration has invited President Zelenskiy to address senators as part of a classified conference tomorrow, so we will hear directly from the president exactly what is at stake in this vote,” Schumer said on the Senate floor. It is possible,” he announced. “I ask all senators, all senators, to attend this important meeting.”
President Zelenskiy warned senators in a closed-door meeting in the Old Senate Chamber in September that without more aid from the United States, Ukraine would lose the war with Russia.
Schumer introduced a motion Monday night to move forward with the Shell bill, which includes an additional foreign aid package.
Final details of the package are still being worked out. The plan is hampered by disagreements between the two parties over additional immigration and asylum policy reforms to reduce the flow of migrants across the U.S.-Mexico border.
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