| 25 February 2024, Sunday |

At least 4 injured after Russian strike on Kyiv; Biden to host Zelensky at White House amid deadlock on aid

Vitali Klitschko, the mayor of Kyiv, reported on Telegram that in the Darnitskyi district, at least four individuals—a man and three women—received medical assistance.
He also said that emergency services were dispatched to the Holosiivskyi district in the southwestern part of Kyiv after a missile hit the roof of a residential building, sparking a fire that was promptly extinguished.

Serhiy Popko, head of the Kyiv city military administration said that Ukrainian air defence systems “shot down enemy targets,” suggesting that Russia attacked Kyiv with missiles.

Ukrainian forces shot down eight Russian missiles headed for the capital Kyiv around 4:00 am on Monday, said the country’s air force (local time).

Zelensky’s visit to Washington
Meanwhile, the United States President Joe Biden has invited his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky for a meeting at the White House, on Tuesday (Dec 12) amid a deadlock in US Congress over aid to Ukraine.

The meeting intends to “underscore the United States’ unshakeable commitment to supporting the people of Ukraine as they defend themselves against Russia’s brutal invasion,” said the Biden administration, in a statement.

It added, “As Russia ramps up its missile and drone strikes against Ukraine, the leaders will discuss Ukraine’s urgent needs and the vital importance of the United States’ continued support at this critical moment.”

The meeting comes at a critical time for Ukraine as a deadlock over emergency aid to the war-torn country continues in the US Congress. Meanwhile, the Biden administration is looking to strike an agreement with US lawmakers that would provide military aid for both Ukraine and Israel.

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