Washington – In his speech to Congress on Wednesday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky doubled down on his request to impose a no-fly zone over Ukraine.
Zelensky continues to press NATO countries for air support, including a no-fly zone, where US or NATO warplanes have to shoot down Russian bombers and other aircraft that appear to be targeting civilians.
“No-fly zone cannot be enforced. It’s not even on the table right now, “said correspondent Victoria Spartz (R-IN-5th), who was born in Ukraine. “But, to be able to evacuate some people, they have to protect their humanitarian corridors and some things are possible.”
After listening to Zelensky’s speech, Spartz said he felt encouraged when he spoke to some of his Democratic colleagues in Congress who said he was just as dissatisfied with President Biden’s “lack of action.”
Zelensky said that if a no-fly zone was not yet possible, he would request more air support from NATO countries in the form of military assistance. About an hour after Zelensky’s speech, President Biden approved a nearly 800 800 million aid package for Ukraine, including drones.
In announcing the aid package, Biden called Russian President Vladimir Putin a “war criminal.”
Even so, many are still unhappy with Biden’s move to help Ukraine. In response to Zelensky’s call for air support, Representative Jackie Walrowski (R-IN-2nd) wants the President to approve the transfer of several MiG-29 fighter jets from Poland to Ukraine.
Poland has offered a MiG to Ukraine, but other NATO nations, including the United States, have not said so.
“President Zelensky has heard a lot and believes that if they had air power, they would be victorious. I think many of us understand that, “said Walrowski.” We can applaud all day, but we don’t have what he needs, and that is air support. To do this.
Walrowski is in the camp of lawmakers who do not support a no-fly zone over Ukraine.
President Biden insists his administration is working to impose sanctions on Russia.
Post Hussein Lamwalkers first appeared on 93.1FM WIBC, pressing the White House to provide more air support to Ukraine.