Zelensky to address U.N. in NYC

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is in New York on Tuesday afternoon, when he is expected to plead for more aid for his war-torn country as it continues a counteroffensive against Russia.

Watch Zelensky’s speech live on Yahoo News in the player above.

Zelensky is scheduled to travel to Washington, D.C., later this week and members of Congress, including House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.

It’s Zelensky’s to the United States since the war began 18 months ago.

Biden used his earlier Monday to ask world leaders to stand with Ukraine.

“Russia believes that the world will go weary and allow it to brutalize Ukraine without consequence,” Biden said, with Zelensky in attendance. “If we allow Ukraine to be carved up, is the independence of any nation secure?”

After arriving in New York, Zelensky visited nine wounded Ukrainian soldiers being treated at Staten Island University Hospital, telling them to “stay strong.”

“We all will be waiting for you to come back home,” he added.

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