Pelosi vows US support for Ukraine after Zelensky meeting

Pelosi vows US support for Ukraine after Zelensky meeting

​Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday pledged unwavering ​US ​assist for Ukraine “till the combat is completed” after she and a congressional delegation held an unannounced assembly with President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv.

Pelosi and Zelensky each posted tweets of the assembly – with the Ukraine chief linking to video of him carrying fatigues and surrounded by armed guards as he greeted the Democratic congressional members in Kyiv on Saturday.

“We consider that we’re visiting you to say thanks in your combat for freedom. We’re on a frontier of freedom and your combat is a combat for everybody. Our dedication is to be there for you till the combat is completed,” Pelosi stated in a video posted on her account.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi and members of a Congressional delegation visited Kyiv amid Russia’s invasion. EPA/UKRAINIAN PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICE HANDOUT

Pelosi is the best rating US official to go to Ukraine since Russia invaded on Feb. 24 and comes per week after Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Protection Secretary Lloyd Austin met with Zelensky in Kyiv.

Zelensky, the day earlier than, greeted the delegation, which included Reps. Adam Schiff of California and Gregory Meeks of New York,​ and expressed his gratitude ​​”to you for this sign of robust assist from the USA, the individuals, and Congress — bicameral and bipartisan assist.”

“This exhibits that the USA as we speak is a frontrunner in robust assist for Ukraine in the course of the battle towards the aggression of the Russian Federation,”​ he stated. 

Nancy Pelosi speaks throughout a gathering with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv.STRINGER/UKRAINIAN PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SER/AFP through Getty Photographs

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky holds a gathering with Home of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi throughout a gathering in Kyiv, Ukraine, April 30, 2022. EPA/UKRAINIAN PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICE HANDOUT

Nancy Pelosi stated Zelensky urged the US to proceed offering navy, financial and humanitarian help.Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout through REUTERS

Pelosi, in an announcement launched on Sunday, stated Zelensky urged the US to proceed offering navy, financial and humanitarian help within the wake of what it referred to as “Putin’s diabolic invasion.”

“Our delegation proudly delivered the message that further American assist is on the best way, as we work to remodel President Biden’s robust funding request right into a legislative package deal​,” Pelosi’s assertion stated.​

“Our delegation conveyed our respect and gratitude to President Zelensky for his management and our admiration of the Ukrainian individuals for his or her braveness within the combat towards Russia’s oppression​,” it continued.

Pelosi on Sunday pledged unwavering ​US ​assist for Ukraine “till the combat is completed.”Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout through REUTERS

President Biden final week requested Congress to approve $33 billion in new funding for Ukraine. 

The package deal consists of $20.4 billion in navy spending, $8.5 billion in money for Ukraine’s authorities and $3 billion in humanitarian aid. 

Pelosi and the opposite Democrats are anticipated to fulfill with Polish President Andrzej Duda and different high officers. 

Volodymyr Zelensky greeted the delegation, which included Reps. Adam Schiff of California and Gregory Meeks of New York.Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout through REUTERS

With Publish wires

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