Skip to main content
Tags: ukraine | aid | first lady | himars | jill biden | olena zelenska | white house

Ukrainian First Lady to Visit Jill Biden

Jill Biden offers flowers to Olena Zelenska
First lady Jill Biden offers Mother's Day flowers to Olena Zelenska, wife of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. The two are set to meet again Tuesday on the South Lawn of the White House. (Susan Walsh/Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 18 July 2022 07:33 PM EDT

First lady Jill Biden will meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's wife, Olena Zelenska, on Tuesday at the White House, The Hill reported.

She and Jill Biden will attend a bilateral meeting that afternoon. On Wednesday, Zelenska is set to deliver an in-person address to Congress from the congressional auditorium in the Capitol Visitor Center.

The Ukrainian first lady sat down with Secretary of State Antony Blinken earlier Monday, where the two focused on how the United States will contribute to Ukraine's postwar reconstruction efforts, according to State Department spokesman Ned Price.

The news comes as Ukraine ramps up its calls to the West that they supply more heavy equipment aid as Russia's offensive in southern Ukraine and the Donbas trudges forward.

Top Zelenskyy adviser Mykhailo Podolyak wrote on Twitter last week that three specific weapon systems were necessary for Ukraine to fight back against the Russian invasion.

''Do we want a turning point in the war? 3 components,'' Podolyak said. ''HIMARS [high mobility artillery rocket systems] for ... targeting rear bases, logistics. Heavy artillery on the frontline allows matching number parity. APC [armored personnel carriers] for breakthrough fists.''

The Biden administration had unveiled a $400 million security assistance package to Ukraine on July 8, which included four additional High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems, or HIMARS. Ukrainian officials, however, are requesting significantly more.

''HIMARS have already made a HUUUGE difference on the battlefield,'' Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov tweeted a day later. ''More of them as well as [U.S.] ammo and equipment will increase our strength and help to demilitarize the terrorist state.''

© 2024 Newsmax. All rights reserved.


Politics
First lady Jill Biden will meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's wife, Olena Zelenska, on Tuesday at the White House, The Hill reported.
ukraine, aid, first lady, himars, jill biden, olena zelenska, white house
263
2022-33-18
Monday, 18 July 2022 07:33 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.

Sign up for Newsmax’s Daily Newsletter

Receive breaking news and original analysis - sent right to your inbox.

(Optional for Local News)
Privacy: We never share your email address.
Join the Newsmax Community
Read and Post Comments
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
 
TOP

Interest-Based Advertising | Do not sell or share my personal information

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
Download the NewsmaxTV App
Get the NewsmaxTV App for iOS Get the NewsmaxTV App for Android Scan QR code to get the NewsmaxTV App
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved