June 27, 2022
Volodymyr Zhelensky meets US lawmakers in Kiev |  Ukraine and Russia

Volodymyr Zhelensky meets US lawmakers in Kiev | Ukraine and Russia

Kiev, Ukraine(AFP) – Chairman UkraineVolodymyr Zhelensky received a delegation of parliamentarians from Kiev United States The U.S. Senate is headed by Mitch McConnell, the leader of the Republican minority, according to a statement issued by the President of Ukraine on Saturday (14).

“I look forward to the United States’ support for the new sanctions, and we hope so Russia It should be officially recognized as a state that supports terrorism, “Zhelensky told the crowd

He thanked the US leadership for its support UkraineWashington not only defended his country but also stated that “democratic values ​​and freedoms are the right of nations to freely choose their future.”

In a video address, Zelensky said that “this visit again demonstrates the strong bipartisan support for our state and the strength of relations between the American and Ukrainian peoples” and discussed “financial and military support.” Ukraine And “sanctions against Russia“.

In addition to Mitch McConnell, there were many experienced Republican senators in the entourage. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi paid a surprise visit to Kiev in April, which was not released until a day later.

On Tuesday, the US Congress took the first step towards opening up $ 40 billion UkraineAssistance still needed to vote by Senate before President Joe Biden enacted it.