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Watch: Zelensky receives standing ovation in Congress

Standing ovations in Congress these days aren’t what they used to be: the annual State of the Union is little more than an applause-fest peppered. But there was a rare exception last night in the House of Representatives when congressmen on both sides of the aisle joined together to welcome Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to Washington DC on his first overseas visit since Russia’s invasion in February. Sporting his trademark khaki sweater, Zelensky told Congress and the American people that Ukraine is ‘alive and kicking’ and ‘will never surrender’. He pledged there would be ‘no compromises’ in trying to bring an end to the war and that aid to Ukraine is