Zelenskyy and Reznikov thanked Biden for Lend-Lease

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Denys Karlovaksyy - Monday, 9 May 2022, 23:00

The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, thanked the President of the United States, Joe Biden, for signing the Lend-Lease Act to protect democracy in Ukraine. The Ukrainian Minister of Defence, Oleksiy Reznikov, commented that history has repeated itself.

Source: Zelenskyy and Reznikov on Twitter

Quote from Volodymyr Zelenskyy: "Grateful to @POTUS [President of the United States, Joe Biden] and the people [of the USA] for supporting [Ukraine] in the fight for our freedom and future."

"Today's signing of the Lend-Lease Act is a historic step. I am convinced that together we will win once again. And we will defend democracy in Ukraine. And in Europe. Like 77 years ago."

Details: Oleksiy Reznikov recalled how the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Sir Winston Churchill, persuaded the United States to provide arms to the European Allies through a Lend-Lease agreement back in 1941. And now, according to the Minister, history has repeated itself as President Zelenskyy has persuaded the United States to adopt a similar plan to fight the Russian regime.

Background:

On the evening of 9 May, while Russians were shooting fireworks in Moscow on Victory Day, the President of the United States, Joe Biden, signed into law a bill reviving a process previously used by the U.S. to support the Allies and the USSR during World War II (Lend-Lease Act) with humanitarian aid and arms worth millions of dollars.

The current US legislation passed in the House of Representatives on 28 April and in the Senate on 6 April.