surprise visit to kyiv by Nancy Pelosi and US parliamentarians

The Speaker of the House of Representatives showed President Volodymyr Zelensky American support for Ukraine.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during a surprise visit to Kyiv to show U.S. support for Ukraine, Kyiv and Washington said Sunday.

Thank you to the United States for helping to protect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of our state“, tweeted the Ukrainian president Sunday morning to accompany a video where we see him, flanked by armed guards, welcoming Ms. Pelosi and a congressional delegation in front of the presidency in kyiv and then meeting with the American delegation.

The United States is a leader in strong support for Ukraine in the fight against Russian aggression“, continued the Ukrainian president. “Our delegation traveled to Kyiv to send an unequivocal and resounding message to the world: the United States stands with Ukraine“, according to a press release from the American delegation published “at the end of the visit of their delegationin Kyiv which then travels to southeastern Poland and Warsaw.

More US support is on the way“, underline the American parliamentarians who assure that they will “turn President Biden’s strong request for funding into a legislative package“.

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President Zelensky, for his part, welcomed the “very important signals» donated by the United States and President Joe Biden, including the Lend-Lease (Lend-Lease) program for Ukraine, like the one set up by the United States during the Second World War, in order to provide friendly countries war material without intervening directly in the conflict.

These are important recent advances regarding military and financial support to Ukraine, as well as the Lend-Lease decision – we are grateful for this“said Volodymyr Zelensky in a statement from the Ukrainian presidency.

The American parliamentary visit came a week after the trip to kyiv by the head of American diplomacy Antony Blinken and the American Minister 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 aid of more than $700 million.

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