The President of Ukraine, Volodimir Zelensky

The President of Ukraine, Volodimir Zelensky, plans to travel to the capital of the United States on Wednesday, all this in the first visit to a foreign country by the Ukrainian president since the beginning of the Russian invasion of his country.

Once in Washington, Zelenski will meet US President Joe Biden at the White House, as confirmed by two sources from the US Congress to CNN.

The visit, which has not materialized and has been kept secret for security reasons, will coincide with the Biden Administration’s intention to send Ukraine a new defense aid package that will include Patriot missile systems.

Since last February 24, when the Russian invasion of Ukraine began, Zelenski has remained in kyiv and has not left the country, all this despite the offer of some countries for the president to take refuge in the face of Russian aggression.

However, the President of Ukraine has declined all offers, stressing that he, as the head of state of his country, should remain during the war. So far, only the country’s first lady has represented Ukraine abroad in person, while the president has done so through videoconferences.

Donetsk evacuation: “Don’t risk the lives of your children”
The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for the Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories, Irina Vereshchuk, has called on the population of the Donetsk region to evacuate the area in the face of constant Russian attacks.

“Today I know that there are at least 200,000 (people) left in the Donetsk region. We urge them to leave, for example, Bakhmut. You see what kind of bombardments there are now”, Vereshchuk pointed out during a press conference, collects Ukrinform.

The person in charge of kyiv for matters related to the territories controlled by Russia has thus requested that, especially those citizens with children, they withdraw to safer areas. “Don’t risk the lives of your children,” she said.

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