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Zelensky says he called for recognition of Russia as a 'terrorist state' in meeting with US Senate GOP delegation

Zelensky says he called for recognition of Russia as a 'terrorist state' in meeting with US Senate GOP delegation
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By Tim Lister, Veronica Stracqualursi and Hira Humayun, CNN (CNN) -- Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky met with a congressional delegation led by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in Kyiv Saturday, and called for Russia to officially be recognized as a "terrorist state," he said Saturday in his nightly address.Pelosi, joined by several senior House Democrats, met with Zelensky in Kyiv.US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin met with Zelensky in Kyiv last month." He continued: "It is squarely in our national interest to help Ukraine achieve victory in this war and to help Ukraine and other countries deter other wars of aggression before they start.

Its sponsors said the legislation gives Biden much broader authority to help Ukraine defend itself against Russia and addresses how the US can get weapons to Ukraine faster.The Kentucky Republican said in the statement the delegation "reaffirmed" to Zelensky "that the United States stands squarely behind Ukraine and will sustain our support until Ukraine wins this war.

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