Wednesday Briefing

Border guards training in Ukraine this week.Credit…Lynsey Addario for The New York Times

Ukraine’s turn to Europe for more support

President Volodymyr Zelensky is redoubling his diplomatic outreach to Europe, as U.S. aid to Ukraine remains snarled in Congress.

Zelensky and other Ukrainian politicians praised the bipartisan group of senators who approved $60 billion in assistance for Ukraine at a moment when weapons and ammunition are scarce there. The aid still has to be approved by the U.S. House, where a powerful faction of Republicans, encouraged by Donald Trump, are determined to resist the bill and where the Republican speaker has said he would ignore it.

Mr. Zelensky will most likely push for more military assistance on visits to Berlin, Paris and possibly London as part of a whirlwind tour this week, a Ukrainian official said.

President Biden implored House Republicans yesterday to pass the aid, calling recent anti-NATO comments by Trump, the Republican front-runner for the presidential nomination, “dumb,” “dangerous” and “un-American.”

News from the war: Ukrainian officials said that Russia had used a new hypersonic missile for the first time.

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