WASHINGTON, D.C. ‚Äď U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) released the below statement following Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy‚Äôs address to the U.S. Congress.

‚ÄúToday President Zelenskyy made it clear that Ukraine needs more resources to defend itself and its freedom, and that‚Äôs what the U.S. is providing. President Biden is announcing dramatic new military assistance for Ukraine today, and I will continue working with the president to ensure Ukrainians are armed with effective military tools ‚Äď including those designed to strengthen their air defenses ‚Äď and are supported by strong sanctions, without needlessly escalating Putin‚Äôs war. I also share President Zelenskyy‚Äôs call for corporations to join this fight ‚Äď no one should be profiting off of this invasion, from Big Oil to corporations that continue to do business in Putin‚Äôs backyard. President Zelenskyy and his people are fighting for the values Americans all share ‚Äď freedom, democracy, the right to determine their own destiny ‚Äď and we must all continue to stand united with them.‚ÄĚ

Ukrainian President Zelensky Addresses Congress

In a virtual address to Congress, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky pleaded for the U.S. to support a no-fly zone over his country. President Zelensky also asked the U.S. to provide fighter jets, anti-aircraft weapons, and other military aid to help Ukraine defend itself against the Russian invasion. He played a graphic video of civilians killed and injured by Russian bombs and artillery barrages during his remarks. U.S. lawmakers gave him a standing ovation at the end of his address.

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