Ukrainian President Zelenskyy to address congress

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addresses the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, February 19, 2022. /CFP

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will deliver a virtual address to Congress on Wednesday, Democratic leadership in the U.S. Congress said on Monday.

“We look forward to the privilege of welcoming President Zelenskyy’s address to the House and Senate and to convey our support to the people of Ukraine,” House leader Nancy Pelosi and her Senate counterpart Chuck Schumer said in a joint letter to lawmakers.

The announcement came with Russian and Ukraine sides launching a fresh round of talks. Ukraine said it would demand “peace, an immediate ceasefire and the withdrawal of Russian troops” during the talks.

Pelosi and Schumer said in the letter Zelenskyy’s virtual address would begin at 9 am (1pm GMT).