House Speaker Johnson Will Meet With Zelensky When Ukraine Leader Comes To US

Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La., stands to vote for himself for speaker, as House Republicans try to elect a speaker, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2023. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
  • GOP House Speaker Mike Johnson will meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky at the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, amid stalled Washington negotiations to appropriate aid to the war-torn country.
  • The meeting was made public Sunday by  Johnson spokesperson and follows the Biden administration sayinfg President Biden has invited Zelensky to a White House meeting the same day.
  • Russia declared on neighboring Ukraine in February 2022.
  • The divide in Washington on whether to continue to continue to give aid is largely between Democrats and Republicans.