Zelensky meets with the leader of the US Republican senators

Zelensky meets with leader of the US Republican Senators

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky hosted a delegation of US lawmakers in Kyiv led by Mitch McConnell, the leader of the Republican minority in the US Senate, according to a statement released Saturday by the Ukrainian presidency.  

“I look forward to US support for further sanctions. In addition, we believe that Russia should be officially recognized as a state sponsor of terrorism,” Volodymyr Zelensky said during their meeting, quoted in the statement. 

He also thanked “the United States United for their leadership in support of Ukraine”, believing that they were not only protecting his country “but also democratic values ​​and freedoms, the right of nations to freely choose their future”.

In his daily video address, Volodymyr Zelensky said in the evening that “this visit once again demonstrates the strong bipartisan support for our state, the strength of the ties between the American and Ukrainian peoples”, specifying that he had discussed the “financial and military” to Ukraine and “sanctions against Russia”.

Zelensky meets with the leader of the US Republican senators

Zelensky meets with leader of the US Republican senators

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A video posted earlier today on Volodymyr Zelensky's Instagram account showed the small group of US lawmakers walking through the grounds of the presidential palace in Kyiv, before being greeted on the steps by the Ukrainian president.

In addition to Mitch McConnell, several experienced Republican senators made up the American delegation. Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, had already made a surprise visit to Kyiv at the end of April, unveiled the next day.

This visit comes as the United States Congress took a first step towards unblocking a staggering envelope of nearly $40 billion for Ukraine, which still has to be voted on by the Senate before being signed into law by President Joe Biden.

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