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Zelensky puts Biden on the spot with his emotional speech to Congress

By Dan Balz

16 Mar 2022 · 5 min read

There has never been a speech to Congress by a foreign leader quite like the one Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky delivered on Wednesday. Short in length, powerful in words, graphic in imagery, the address was a pointed challenge to President Joe Biden to do more to help Zelensky's beleaguered country.

What Zelensky asked for was not new - the establishment of a no-fly zone over his country to stop Russian attacks from the skies. But if the appeal was not new or unexpected, the forcefulness by which he made it, and the way he singled out the president, was a step beyond where he had been before.

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