President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy made a subdued call to Mitch McConnell, one of the most influential Republicans in the country, the day before he rushed into the United States and passionately addressed Congress.
One of his urgent requests is to ask the Senate minority leader to assist in transferring the stolen fortunes of Russian billionaires, including the earnings from their yachts, jets, and mansions, to aid in the reconstruction of the damaged nation of the president of Ukraine.
With a rise of Republican support, the wartime leader was able to fulfill his request two days later.
On December 22, a special clause was inserted into the government’s colossal year-end spending package to transfer the wealth of some of Vladimir Putin’s closest supporters to the nation that he invaded.
Only hours after Zelenskyy huddled on the front lines with his troops in eastern Ukraine, 3 confidential sources who talked to The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on the condition of anonymity claimed that the veteran political operative received a rare call that was part of a back-channel effort to shore up crucial support for the occupied country from its most powerful and effective ally.
The 44-year-old Ukrainian president’s appeal came as some Republican congressional members started to voice opposition to supporting the country’s military and millions of people in Ukraine were still running without water or heat as a result of the constant Russian airstrikes on the country’s infrastructure.