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As Zelensky Speaks to Congress: Core Facts


As Zelensky Speaks to Congress: Core Facts

Noting that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is scheduled to visit Washington today, the group states that his visit should not be allowed to obscure these “basic facts”:

  • The U.S. and allies have worked against the negotiation of peace.
  • Unlimited free weapons works against the negotiation of peace.
  • No total victory is possible in the foreseeable future, and the U.S. has been preparing for another endless war.
  • Unlimited free weapons is a choice that sacrifices all the human and environmental crises in need of resources.
  • The biggest chunk of so-called “aid” funding to Ukraine has never left the Washington, D.C., suburbs where the world’s five largest weapons dealers are found.
  • A foreign leader pressuring Congress because the U.S. public has elected a new Congress less likely to provide unlimited free weapons is not democratic.
  • Ukraine is a corrupt one-party state that grew out of a U.S.-backed coup in 2014, not a “democracy.”
  • This war is increasingly risking nuclear apocalypse for the Earth; no compromise settlement is worse than that.

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Carden is a former adviser to the U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission at the U.S. Department of State. He has written for The NationThe American ConservativeResponsible Statecraft and other outlets.

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December 21, 2022