Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky emphasized that the financial aid from the United States to Ukraine serves a greater purpose than just supporting Ukraine in its war against Russia.
In an interview with CBS News, Zelensky warned that if Ukraine falls, Russian President Vladimir Putin would extend his aggression beyond Ukraine, potentially triggering a global conflict.
Zelensky pointed out that the U.S. has already contributed tens of billions of dollars to Ukraine's war effort.
He questioned what more Ukraine needs to do to prove its gratitude, stating, "We are dying in this war." Zelensky further cautioned that if Ukraine falls, it could lead to a Third World War.
The Ukrainian President is expected to visit the White House this week as the Biden administration pushes for increased funding for Ukraine.
Last month, the administration sent a request to Congress for an additional $24 billion in military and financial aid for Ukraine. However, the request faces skepticism from a growing number of House Republicans.
Zelensky stressed that the world must decide whether to stop Putin or risk the onset of a global war. He criticized Russian society for electing and reelecting Putin, likening him to a "second Hitler."
The U.S. has provided billions in military and humanitarian support since Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022.