Zelenskyy Wishes Biden Were The “Leader Of The World”?

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy received a standing ovation and more than a few tears as he delivered an impassioned and emotional speech to the halls of Congress via video link on Wednesday. Mar. 16.

Zelenskyy urged President Biden to be a “leader of peace,” begging the US for more help in fending off the brutal Russian invasion of his nation that nears the three-week mark and telling members at one point, “I call on you to do more.” 

In his moving appeal, the beleaguered but defiant Zelenskyy also referenced the attack on Pearl Harbor and 9/11 while telling members of Congress that Ukrainians are experiencing “the same every day right now.”

“You are the leader of the nation – your great nation – I wish you to be the leader of the world,” Zelenskyy said in a direct message to Biden near the end of his 18-minute remarks to lawmakers. “Being the leader of the world means to be the leader of peace.”

Members who gathered in the 450-seat auditorium of the US Capitol’s visitor center greeted Zelenskyy with a standing ovation before his speech, in which he reiterated his call for the US and NATO to enforce a no-fly zone over Ukraine — a step the West has declined to take out of fear that it would escalate the conflict with Moscow. 

“Russian troops have already fired nearly 1,000 missiles at Ukraine, countless bombs,” Zelenskyy said. “They use drones to kill us with precision. This is a terror that Europe has not seen for 80 years … to create a no-fly zone over Ukraine to save people, is this too much to ask?”

Zelensky recalled both the Japanese attack that forced the US into World War II and the atrocities at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, telling his American audience that those tragedies should “allow you to understand Ukraine and understand us now.”

“When evil tried to turn your independent territories into battlefields when innocent people were attacked from air … [and] you could not stop it. Our country experiences the same every day right now,” he said. 

Zelenskyy also referenced another symbol of America, Mount Rushmore – the massive South Dakota sculpture featuring the faces of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt. 

“I remember your national memorial … the faces of your prominent presidents who laid the foundation of the United States of America as it is today,” he said. “Democracy, independence, freedom, and care for everyone. We, in Ukraine, want the same for our people.”

Later in his remarks, Zelenskyy played a video contrasting what Ukraine looked like before the invasion in happier times with graphic footage of Russian airstrikes and harrowing evacuations. The video concluded with the message, “Close the sky over Ukraine.”

The Ukrainian president added that if a no-fly zone was not possible, the US must send S-300 missile systems and other weapons to aid Kyiv’s air defense forces. At one point, Zelenskyy even invoked Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech. 

“I have a dream: these words are known to each of you. Today I can say, I have a need. I need to protect our sky,” he said.

There have been unconfirmed reports the S-300 missile defense system is on its way or has already been deployed to defend the skies over Ukraine.

Zelenskyy also called for additional sanctions against Moscow, saying they are “needed constantly every week until the Russian military machine stops.” 

“We propose that the United States sanction all politicians in the Russian Federation, who remain in their offices and do not cut ties with those who are responsible for the aggression against Ukraine,” he said, also calling for sanctions against all members of the Russian Duma.

Additionally, he asked the US to ensure that “Russians do not receive a single penny that [was] used to destroy people in Ukraine. 

Zelenskyy, who has been praised around the world as a strong and brave leader amid the relentless Russian attack, described “strong” leadership as being “ready to fight for the life of his citizens, and the citizens of the world, for human rights, for freedom, for the right to live peaceably and to die when your time comes.” 

At the end of his remarks, Zelenskyy spotlighted the thousands of civilian deaths in the conflict, making special note of the killing of dozens of children.

“Now I’m almost 45 years old. Today my age stopped when the hearts of more than 100 children stopped beating. I see no sense in life if it cannot stop the deaths,” he said. 

After giving Zelenskyy a second standing ovation at the close of his remarks, multiple members of Congress appeared ready to answer his call to action, with Sens. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) and Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.) telling NBC News that they are in favor of delivering the S-300 missile systems and exploring additional sanctions. 

In a brief statement to reporters, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) called Zelenskyy’s address “very powerful” and urged the White House to revisit Poland’s proposal to transfer approximately two dozen MiG-29 fighter jets to Ukraine via the US — an idea Biden personally nixed last week. 

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10 comments

  1. Zalenskyy is a neo nazi and is part of the deep state along with Biden and the rest of them. Putin doesn’t believe in the Deep State and is doing this to take them down. The bombing, the devastation, the media is a total lie. Biden friends and family is in deep with them. He is sending billions of dollars for why? That is tax payer money. We know this! The people in this country are on to it. You will not win!

    • You are completely out of your mind. Probably one of those who called the world trade center incident a hoax

    • Cheryl Stalinsky

      Thank you! I’m wondering why Zelensky with his billions is not helping Ukraine. We are forgetting Ukraine is one of the most corrupt countries in the world. His people are the collateral damage and now this crook looks like the hero…smh!

    • Zelensky is Jewish and his great grandfather died fighting Nazis in WW2. Your comments are beyond stupid. Cheryl where is your proof he is a billionaire? More lies from the Putin loving idiots on the right. If Ronald Reagan were alive today he would be slapping some of you idiots in the back of the head. Patrick Buchanan started this mess in 2014 praising Putin as a defender of Judeo-Christian values when he is no such thing. IF Ukraine supported Hillary in 2016, 2 years later, it’s because Republicans were vocal in their praise of a monster who lives right next door in Ukraine

  2. The USA was very adept at finding and taking out Bin Laden. Why can’t the same be done to the murdering, unhinged Putin who started the war with Ukraine? Would it not put an end to this war and the current problems? Putin has the world leaders “by the balls”, if they cross the red line Putin threatens to push the “red button” that will start a nuclear war. How much more is needed to end this atrocity?

  3. LISTEN UP….WHICH is BETTER???? To Have PUTIN be LEADER ofthe WORLD or BIDEN. BOTH of THEM KILL CHILDREN. FromSamuraiQueen. 😢😢😢😩😩😩

  4. Biden does not need to be the “leader of the world.” He’s a screwup.

  5. Simple Pres. Zelensky, Biden is not going to help you, ’cause the money you’re guys paid “The Big Guy’s” kid wasn’t near enough compared to what Putin put in. And the Biden’s have a lot of integrity! Once they’re bought, they stay bought!!!

  6. Oh my goodness! Did I actually read that right? Mr Magoo as leader of the free world, a leader of peace? Our president doesn’t normally know what day of the week it is! And, only knows what’s going on because handlers tell him what they want him to know. And Congress gave standing ovations?? I am so distraught over all that is happening in our world, esp the graphic disregard for human life that Putin and the Russian army have for human life. I am totally disgusted with our own inept president, Congress, and perverted cabinet and other officials that they have acted like toddlers wanting their own way when it comes to totally doing away with President Trumps rules and laws that put our country in the forefront warning our Allie’s that their free lunches were over and they would pay their way, also. That was perfect for us. He had us pretty independent where oil and gas were concerned. Biden undid all, even the border that was fairly under control on his first day in office. – – (I’ll show you, Trump, attitude!). I want no EV, no matchbox car, no solar panels, and I’m totally tired of government interfering in my choices of food, recreation, vehicles, etc. I like a steak once in a while and I can’t afford organic anything, nor do I care for most of that stuff. This is , or was, a free country, and I’ve had enough of being told when and how to live my life by government. Yeah, enough! Just want some politicians who actually care how their constituents can manage during a time when inflation is rampant, brought on by ineptness of the intolerable leftists. If I never heard the names of AOC, Bernie, Pelosi, the squad, Maxine Waters, I’ll be a happy camper!! I just pray that we can manage in our country until someone with sense comes into office, someone who actually cares about us patriotic Americans who love this country and put America first!!

    • Relax Patricia. Zelensky has no other POTUS to talk to. Remembering that English is not Zelensky’s first language, google “leader of the free world”. You’ll see that America is no longer considered the leader of the free world. Zelensky is asking for leadership he will NEVER get from Biden.

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