UKRAINE WAR – Ukraine’s first lady urges US to provide additional military aid

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Ukraine’s first lady appeared here Wednesday before Congress and urged the United States to provide additional military assistance, saying that aid is needed to combat Russian aggression.

“I’m asking for something I would never want to ask. I am asking for weapons. Weapons that would not be used to wage a war on somebody else’s land, but to protect one’s home and the right to wake up alive in that home,” Olena Zelenska said on Capitol Hill.

Her speech came on the same day Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said the territorial objectives of his country’s so-called “special military operation” in Ukraine have changed.

In remarks to state media, Lavrov said the Russian military’s goals include not only the self-proclaimed People’s Republics of Donetsk and Luhansk in eastern Ukraine but also other areas of the neighboring country.