(breitbart) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is expected to visit Congress on Wednesday, according to a report released on Tuesday.
Punchbowl News reported that Zelensky could visit the Capitol Building; however, the visit could be called off due to security concerns.
The potential visit would mark his first trip to D.C. since the conflict between Russia and Ukraine began.
In a letter on Tuesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) urged lawmakers to come to the Capitol on Wednesday night for a “very special focus on Democrat Wednesday night.”
Zelensky is likely to meet with congressional leadership and heads of national security-related committees.
The Ukrainian leader’s potential visit to Washington, DC, would come as Congress is working to pass a $1.7 trillion omnibus spending bill, which would provide Ukraine with $45 billion in military and economic aid. Congress has already appropriated Ukraine $66 billion in aid.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has said that the number one priority for Republicans is to provide more aid to Ukraine.
The omnibus bill would also create a Ukrainian Independence Park in Washington, DC.
Pelosi said on Tuesday night that a potential Zelensky visit would bring “honor to Congress:”
CNN reported that President Joe Biden and Zelensky plan to meet at the White House on Wednesday.