Volodymyr Zelenskyy, U.S. senators to speak Saturday on video conference call

Volodymyr Zelenskyy, U.S. senators to speak Saturday on video conference call

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will talk to U.S. senators on a video conference call Saturday morning, according to a person familiar with the invitation from the Ukrainian embassy.

All senators are invited to the call, according to the person, who requested anonymity to discuss the private invitation. The meeting will be the first time lawmakers have talked to the Ukrainian president since Russia invaded his country.

The call will come as Congress is considering a request for $10 billion in emergency funding, with money going toward humanitarian aid and security needs in the war-torn country. Approval could come as soon as next week.

Associated Press writer Mary Clare Jalonick in Washington contributed to this report.

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