Kyiv: US Speaker Nancy Pelosi met Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Sunday to send an “unmistakable and resounding message” to the entire world that “America stands firmly with Ukraine”.
“Our delegation traveled to Kyiv to send an unmistakable and resounding message to the entire world: America stands firmly with Ukraine,” the statement issued following Pelosi’s visit to Kyiv said.
This visit was the first official Congressional delegation to have visited Ukraine following Russia’s invasion. Besides Speaker Pelosi, the delegation includes Chairman Jim McGovern, Chairman Gregory Meeks, Chairman Adam Schiff, Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Congressman Bill Keating and Congressman Jason Crow.
The statement said that Zelenskyy began the meeting thanking the US for the substantial assistance. “He (Zelenskyy) conveyed the clear need for continued security, economic and humanitarian assistance from the United States to address the devastating human toll taken on the Ukrainian people by Putin’s diabolic invasion,” the statement said.
“Our delegation proudly delivered the message that additional American support is on the way, as we work to transform President Biden’s strong funding request into a legislative package.”
On Sunday morning, Zelenskyy shared a video of him meeting with Pelosi in Kyiv, and the US for its strong support against Russian aggression. The delegation will be visiting Poland next, Pelosi’s office said, adding that the US politicians will be meet with President Andrzej Duda and other senior officials.
“When we return to the United States, we will do so further informed, deeply inspired and ready to do what is needed to help the Ukrainian people as they defend democracy for their nation and for the world,” the statement concludes.