A US official visiting Kyiv would be the last in a parade of Western figures to meet Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. In recent weeks, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson have made the trip, while leaders of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland met Zelenskyy in the capital on Wednesday .
If the administration decides to send someone to Kyiv, it is understood that there will be no advance notice for security reasons. The timing of a possible trip is uncertain, and officials warned it might not happen at all due to the fluid nature of the war.
The trip would be highly symbolic for both Washington and Kyiv. The US would reaffirm its commitment to Ukraine’s resistance to the Russian invasion, while Ukraine would host a senior American official in the capital just weeks after forcing Russian troops to retreat.
The visit would also come after Biden approved an additional $800 million in military aid, taking total U.S. aid to Ukraine since the new administration took power to surpass $3 billion.
The White House did not respond to a request for comment.
https://www.politico.com/news/2022/04/13/us-visit-zelenskyy-kyiv-00025050?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication The US is considering sending a senior official to meet Zelensky in Kyiv