Ukraine’s first lady makes impassioned plea for more US arms

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Ukrainian First Lady Olena Zelenska long has made clear she has no personal craving for the spotlight, yet on Wednesday she stood in the United States Capitol and made the case for more US air defence systems to block Russian missiles.
She showed the US’s most powerful legislators stark images of the toll of Russian bombardment of cities on Ukraine’s children – a blood-splattered baby stroller, a small crumpled body.
For Zelenska, wife of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the appearance capped a week in Washington, DC, that marked some of her highest-profile appearances of the five-month war. The visit was also one of the first times most Americans have laid eyes on her.

Al Jazeera’s Patty Culhane reports from Capitol Hill.

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