'While Russia Kills, America Saves': Ukraine's First Lady Asks US for Weapons

"Help us to stop this terror against Ukrainians," she asked the US lawmakers in the Congress.

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The first lady of Ukraine, who is in the United States, made an emotional appeal on Wednesday, 20 July, to lawmakers in the country for more weapons to fight the Russian military.

"We want every father and every mother to be able to tell their child, 'Go to sleep peacefully, there will be no more air strikes, no more missile strikes.' Is this too much to wish for?" Olena Zelenska said to the US Congress.

Talking about how US lawmakers will go on recess next week just like business as usual, "It is precisely this normalcy that we are deprived of now. Will my son be able to return to school in the fall? I don't know, like millions of mothers in Ukraine," she added.

"Help us to stop this terror against Ukrainians."


Her appeal was similar to that of her husband, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who in his speech to the US Congress in March this year begged for a no-fly zone over his country.

"As the leader of the nation I am addressing President Biden, you are the leader of the nation. I wish you to be the leader of the world. Being the leader of the world means to be the leader of peace. Thank you," he had appealed at the time.

Zelenska concluded her speech on Wednesday by thanking the US government for the assistance that Ukraine has been provided till now and said, "While Russia kills, America saves."

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