Zelensky asserts that House passing foreign aid package shows Ukraine won’t be the ‘second Afghanistan’

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky thanked the House of Representatives for passing a foreign aid bill supporting the country’s war effort against Russia and argued it shows the country will not face the same fate as Afghanistan.

The U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan after 20 years in 2021 led to the country being overrun by the Taliban. Zelensky and Ukraine are currently attempting to thwart Russia’s attempt to overtake the European country in a war that began in 2022. Zelensky joined NBC News’s Meet the Press on Sunday to express his gratitude for the foreign aid bill, which is almost certain to pass the Senate.

“First of all I would like to say thanks to Congress and I’d like to say thanks to [House] Speaker [Mike] Johnson and President [Joe] Biden, indeed, it is so important — the support from
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