Don't wait for November to aid Ukraine, Zelenskiy urges in Washington address

NATO's 75th anniversary summit in Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy urged U.S. political leaders in Washington on Tuesday not to wait for the outcome of America's November presidential election to move forcefully to aid his country against Russia's invasion.

"Everyone is waiting for November. Americans are waiting for November, in Europe, Middle East, in the Pacific, the whole world is looking towards November and, truly speaking, (Russian President Vladimir) Putin awaits November too," Zelenskiy said, speaking at the Ronald Reagan Institute on the eve of the NATO summit.

"It is time to step out of the shadows, to make strong decisions ... to act and not to wait for November or any other month."

(Reporting by Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali; Editing by Sandra Maler)