Zelensky to headline US defense industry conference

Later this month, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will be the main speaker at the National Defense Industrial Association's annual Future Force

Capabilities Conference and Exhibition. He will talk to U.S. defence contractors there (NDIA).

The programme for the event, which can be found on the NDIA's website, says that Zelensky will speak on September 21.

Oleksii Reznikov, who is the minister of defence for Ukraine, will also speak that day. Reuters was the first to report on the meetings.

They said that the officials would talk through a video link. During his speech,

Zelensky is likely to ask for more weapons for his country, the news source said.  

The news of the Ukrainian president's speech to the NDIA comes as Kyiv tries to stop Russia's invasion, which is now in its sixth month.