House Speaker Nancy Pelosi met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy during a surprise visit to Kyiv to demonstrate US support for Ukraine, Kyiv and Washington said on Sunday.
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“Thank you to the United States for your contribution to protecting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of our state,” the President of Ukraine tweeted Sunday morning to accompany a video in which we see him flanked by armed guards, including Ms. Pelosi and a Delegation greeted the Congress before the Presidency in Kyiv and then at the meeting with the American delegation.
“The United States is at the forefront of providing strong support to Ukraine in the fight against Russian aggression,” the Ukrainian president continued.
“Our delegation traveled to Kyiv to send an unequivocal and resounding message to the world: the United States stands with Ukraine,” read a statement from the American delegation, which “concluded its delegation’s visit” in… Kyiv was delivered to Southeast Poland and Warsaw.
“Additional American support is on the way,” underline the American lawmakers, who pledge that they will “transform President Biden’s strong call for funding into a legislative package.”
For his part, President Zelensly welcomed the “very important signals” given by the United States and President Joe Biden, including the Lend-Lease program (Lend-Lease) for Ukraine, as established by the United States during World War II became war in order to supply friendly countries with war material without directly intervening in the conflict.
“These are important recent advances in terms of military and financial support to Ukraine, as well as the Lend-Lease decision – for which we are grateful,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in a statement from the Ukrainian presidency.
The US parliamentary visit came a week after the trip to Kyiv by the head of US diplomacy Antony Blinken and US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin.
During their trip, the two officials announced the gradual return of an American diplomatic presence in Ukraine and additional direct and indirect assistance of more than $700 million.