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Nancy Pelosi meets with Zelenskyy in Kyiv, pledges US support – POLITICO

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and other senior members of the US Congress met with President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv and pledged to support his country.”until the fight is over.”

Pelosi and Zelenskyy both released footage of the visit on Sunday morning, which had not been previously announced. A Explanation Pelosi’s office said the visit of an official congressional delegation to Ukraine was the first since the Russian invasion, and US lawmakers would now continue their trip to Poland.

Zelenskyi tweeted a Video It shows the American delegation being greeted outdoors by himself and other Ukrainian officials before entering a briefing room.

“We believe we are visiting you to thank you for your fight for freedom. We are on a frontier of freedom and your fight is a fight for all. Our commitment is to be there for you until the fight is over,” Pelosi said in the video.

The visit came a week after US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin traveled to Kyiv. The couple promised more military aid to Ukraine.

In her ExplanationPelosi said Zelenskyy conveyed the need for security, economic and humanitarian assistance to deal with “the devastating human toll inflicted on the Ukrainian people [Russian President Vladimir] Putin’s diabolical invasion.”

“Our delegation proudly conveyed the message that additional American support is on the way,” Pelosi said. Last week the Biden administration asked Congress passes a $33 billion aid package for Ukraine, including more than $20 billion in new military and security aid.

“You have to know that we will win and we will win together,” Zelenskyy said called in a video tweeted by Pelosi.

The delegation included other US lawmakers such as House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Gregory Meeks and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff.

Pelosi’s office said the delegation will meet President Andrzej Duda in Poland to “thank our Polish allies for their dedication and humanitarian efforts.”

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