Senate Minority Chief Mitch McConnell and Republican Senators Susan Collins, John Cornyn and John Barrasso traveled to Kyiv to go to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.The U.S. Embassy tweeted concerning the senators’ go to to Ukraine Saturday and posted video of their assembly with Zelenskyy. “Welcome to Ukraine,” the translated tweet addressed the senators. “We’re along with Ukraine.”
Вітаємо в Україні, @LeaderMcConnell @SenSusanCollins @JohnCornyn та @SenJohnBarrasso! @ZelenskyyUa. Ми – разом з Україною. pic.twitter.com/ZvhRJPh7AZ— U.S. Embassy Kyiv (@USEmbassyKyiv) Might 14, 2022
The senators travelled to Ukraine days earlier than the Senate is predicted to go a $40 billion package deal of navy and humanitarian support to Ukraine. The invoice has broad bipartisan assist and has already been handed by Home.
This was the newest latest journey by prime U.S. officers to the war-torn nation. Final Sunday, first woman Dr. Jill Biden made a shock journey to Ukraine, assembly with the primary woman of Ukraine Olena Zelenska and visiting with Ukrainian youngsters who’ve been displaced by the battle with Russia. Biden crossed the border from Slovakia into southwestern Ukraine for her unannounced go to to a public faculty in Uzhhorod that was transformed into a short lived shelter, housing 163 Ukrainians, together with 47 youngsters.Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Protection Secretary Lloyd Austin additionally traveled to the capital metropolis of Kyiv in April, and a delegation of Home Democrats led by Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi made a secret journey to the capital earlier this month and met with Zelenskyy.