President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has thanked U.S. President Joe Biden for his impactful address to the American people concerning the ongoing conflict with Russia and the attack by Palestinian militant group Hamas against Israel.
“Together, we will not allow hatred to destroy freedom, and we will not let terrorists destroy democracy,” Zelenskyy wrote on X (formerly known as Twitter) on Oct. 20.
“Our common goal is to protect the free way of life for all of our nations. The world, particularly nations confronting aggression and terrorism, looks to America to lead in preserving our common freedom.”
The president said that Kyiv is thankful to Washington for its “unfaltering belief that humanism, freedom, independence, and rules-based international order must always triumph.”
Bipartisan support from the United States “encourages” the Ukrainian military, and further investments in the country’s defense “will ensure long-term security for all of Europe and the world,” Zelenskyy added.
Overnight, Biden addressed the American people to rally support for Ukraine and Israel. He emphasized that the Hamas attack and the Russian invasion share common motives: both seek to completely dismantle neighboring democracies.
Biden is expected to submit an emergency budget request to Congress for funding Israel and Ukraine on Oct. 20, seeking $60 billion for Kyiv and $14 billion for Jerusalem, reported Reuters.
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