President Joe Biden and his senior advisers meet with U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Thursday, October 7, 2021, in Counselor to the President Steve Ricchetti’s West Wing office. (Official White House Photo by Cameron Smith)
A new report indicated that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky told the United States Congress that he blames President Joe Biden for Russia’s invasion.
Zelensky was speaking to the United States Senate and reportedly told senators that Biden’s refusal to enact sanctions led to the invasion. Claiming that if the sanctions has started months ago “there would not have been war.”
Numerous officials claimed that sanctions would keep Russia at bay. including Zelensky, but despite the warnings Biden refused until Russia invaded.
Republican Senator Tommy Tuberville (AL) slammed Biden before the invasion comparing Biden’s proposed sanctions if Russia invaded as a “slap on the wrist.”
Zelensky told lawmakers that Ukraine needs jets because its air force was destroyed on day one of the Russian invasion, according to another source who was on the call. And he asked for an oil embargo on Russia, which he said would be the most significant factor for Ukraine. Zelensky told lawmakers that if there had been sanctions in place in September or October, there would not have been an invasion.