Ukraine’s Zelensky Asks Congress for No-Fly Zone
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy made a plea to Congress Wednesday morning for a no-fly zone, more sanctions, import bans, and a sophisticated air defense systems and combat aircraft.
“Is this a lot to ask for?” he asked. “To create a no-fly zone over Ukraine to save people.”
The leader showed video of the war with airstrikes, destroyed buildings and Ukrainian children being given medical treatment. It ended with the message, “close the sky over Ukraine.”
“I call on you to do more,” Zelensky told Congress, “until the Russian military machine stops.”
Zelensky called for more sanctions and a sophisticated air defense systems and combat aircraft.
He concluded with a direct plea to President Biden.
“I am addressing President Biden,” Zelensky said. “You are the leader of the nation. I with you to be the leader of the world. Being the leader of the world means to be the leader of peace.”
The Ukraine leader called on Congress to remember Pearl Harbor and September 11th, adding, “our country experiences the same every day right now.”
Zelenskyy: “Remember Pearl Harbor, the terrible morning of December 7, 1941, when your sky was black from the planes attacking you, just remember it. Remember September 11, a terrible day in 2001… our country experiences the same every day right now.” pic.twitter.com/MzamqL8WlM— Newsmax (@newsmax) March 16, 2022
He also invoked Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.
“I have a need. I need to protect our sky. I need your decision, your help, which means exactly the same… when you hear the words, ‘I have a dream,'” he said.
Zelenskyy invokes MLK: “I have a dream. I have a need. I need to protect our skies. I need your help, which means the same you feel when you hear the words, ‘I have a dream’.” pic.twitter.com/Px8N15SSRu— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) March 16, 2022
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