House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday offer unwavering US support for Ukraine in an unannounced meeting with President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv on Saturday
In their respective Twitter accounts, Pelosi and Zelensky revealed their meeting.
“We believe that we are visiting you to say thank you for your fight for freedom. We are on a frontier of freedom, and your fight is a fight for everyone. Our commitment is to be there for you until the fight is done,” Pelosi said.
Sources said Pelosi is the highest-ranking US official to visit Ukraine since Russia invaded on Feb. 24 and comes a week after Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin met with Zelensky in Kyiv.
Zelensky, for his part, thanked Pelosi for her visit.
“This shows that the United States today is a leader in strong support for Ukraine during the war against the aggression of the Russian Federation,” Zelensky said.
In a statement released on Sunday, Pelosi revealed Zelensky urged the US to continue providing military, economic, and humanitarian assistance in the wake of what it called “Putin’s diabolic invasion.”
“Our delegation proudly delivered the message that additional American support is on the way as we work to transform President Biden’s strong funding request into a legislative package,” Pelosi’s said.
“Our delegation conveyed our respect and gratitude to President Zelensky for his leadership and our admiration of the Ukrainian people for their courage in the fight against Russia’s oppression,” Pelosi added.