congress: We need you right now, Zelenskyy tells US Congress: Key quotes

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Wednesday addressed the US Congress, orchestrating support against Russia’s invasion of his country. The US lawmakers rose and gave him a standing ovation when Zelenskyy appeared on a large video screen.
Here are the key statements that the comedian-turned-wartime leader made during his livestreaming in the US Capitol:
• Citing 1941 Pearl Harbor when Japan bombed the naval base in Honolulu, Hawaii, and the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, in his appeal to the US Congress for help against Russia, Zelenskyy said, “We need you right now.”
• “Remember Pearl Harbor, terrible morning of December 7, 1941, when your sky was black from planes attacking you? Remember September 11, a terrible day in 2001 when evil tried to turn your cities, independent territories, in battlefields? Our country experienced the same every day,” said Zelenskyy, attired in his now trademark green army T-shirt, a Ukrainian flag behind him.
• Zelenskyy tells US President Joe Biden that leading the world means being “leader of peace”. He added, “I call on you to do more.”
• Calling for sanctions on Russian lawmakers and blocking imports, Zelenskyy told the Congress, “Peace is more important than income.”
• “Russia has attacked not just us, not just our land, not just our cities, it went on a brutal offensive against our values, against our right to live freely in our own country, against our national dreams. Just like the same dreams you Americans have,” said Zelenskyy.
• “I see no sense in life if it cannot stop the deaths,” he added.
• Remembering civil rights activist Martin Luther King, he pleaded for a no-fly zone to defend Ukraine’s skies. “I have a dream, these words are known to each of you today I can say. I have a need, I need to protect our sky. I need your decision, your help,” he said.

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