Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky on Wednesday asked the US Congress to create a no-fly zone over Ukraine or supply S-300 and other air defense systems and warplanes as an alternative.
"Is that too much to ask to create a no-fly zone?" Zelensky said in a speech before both houses of the US Congress via a video link. "If that’s too much and we don’t have the right to ask for it, we offer an alternative. You know what kind of defense systems we need: S-300 and other similar systems."
"You know how much depends on the battlefield on the ability to use aircraft, powerful aviation to protect our people, our freedom, our land. Aircraft that can help Ukraine, Europe," he went on to say. "You know that they exist, and you have them but they are on the ground, not in the Ukrainian sky."