6:51 p.m .: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy arrived in the United States on Wednesday for his official visit. This was reported by the Ukrainian state agency Ukrinform. It is the Ukrainian leader’s first known trip abroad since the Russian invasion of his homeland began on February 24.

In Washington, Selenskyj will first meet US President Joe Biden in the White House. Even before the visit, the United States approved the delivery of new Patriot-type air defense systems. After the talks, both presidents want to hold a joint press conference.

In the evening (local time) Zelenskyj is scheduled to give a speech to the congress. Zelenskyj had already given a video address to the US Congress in March. At that time he had called for the establishment of a no-fly zone to protect Ukraine.