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Zelenskiy, In Fox Interview, Pleads With U.S. Congress To Pass Aid, Says Cost Will Be Higher If It Doesn’t

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has called on the U.S. Congress to pass a $60 billion aid package to help his country defend against invading Russian forces, saying it will be a cheaper alternative than the consequences of a Russian victory.

Speaking with the conservative Fox News channel in an interview that aired on February 22 — two days ahead of the second anniversary of Russia’s full-scale invasion of its neighbor — Zelenskiy warned that Russian President Vladimir Putin will push further into Eastern Europe if he conquers Ukraine.

“If they [Congress] want to be very pragmatic, the price we are asking now…is less than it will be in the future if [Russia] will go into NATO countries,” Zelenskiy said from a bombed-out building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, where he sat down for the interview as sporadic explosions were heard in the background.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has called on the U.S. Congress to pass a $60 billion aid package to help his country defend against invading Russian forces, saying it will be a cheaper alternative than the consequences of a Russian victory.

Speaking with the conservative Fox News channel in an interview that aired on February 22 — two days ahead of the second anniversary of Russia’s full-scale invasion of its neighbor — Zelenskiy warned that Russian President Vladimir Putin will push further into Eastern Europe if he conquers Ukraine.

“If they [Congress] want to be very pragmatic, the price we are asking now…is less than it will be in the future if [Russia] will go into NATO countries,” Zelenskiy said from a bombed-out building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, where he sat down for the interview as sporadic explosions were heard in the background.

“We are doing everything possible for the war to end as soon as possible,” Zelenskiy said.

“When the world will be ready to stop Putin. Well, let’s be frank. The world is not really ready for Putin to be able to lose his power. The world is afraid of changes in [the] Russian Federation,” he said.

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