Olena Zelenska becomes first foreign leader’s spouse to ever address U.S. Congress

Olena Zelenska becomes first foreign leader’s spouse to ever address U.S. Congress

Ukraine’s First Lady Olena Zelenska was the first ever foreign leader’s spouse to speak at U.S. Congress.

That’s according to the Ukrainian President’s Office, Ukrinform reports.

“Olena Zelenska became the first spouse of a foreign leader to speak in the U.S. Congress. She addressed the congressmen on behalf of Ukrainian mothers and children and all citizens who died or suffered from Russian aggression,” the report reads.

It is noted that President Zelensky, who watched in Kyiv the live broadcast of the First Lady’s speech, is convinced that her U.S. visit will be a significant contribution to the deepening of cooperation between the two nations.

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The head of state has expressed hope that the First Lady's address to American lawmakers and government officials “will encourage them to make important decisions in support of our country and increase aid to the protection of Ukrainians from Russian invasion.”

As reported earlier, Ukraine’s First Lady Olena Zelenska is on a visit to the United States.

Photo: Ukrainian President’s Office

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