Ukraine war: Zelenskiy fights Washington scepticism as he tries to shore up support


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Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy made his second wartime visit to Washington on Thursday night and warned lawmakers that his country would fall to Russia if the United States curtailed the military and financial aid that has helped Kyiv withstand a grinding onslaught but has not given the Ukrainians an upper hand. Mr Zelenskiy’s visit – and his warning – comes as Ukraine struggles to break through Russian front lines and some Republican lawmakers grow increasingly sceptical of Kyiv’s slow-moving counteroffensive. On Thursday, Russia launched a missile attack on cities across Ukraine, including the capital, hours after Zelenskiy denounced Russia’s “criminal...