Volodymyr Zelensky’s meeting with US lawmakers in Kyiv | Ukraine and Russia

Kyiv, Ukraine(AFP) – chief UkraineVolodymyr Zelensky, received in Kyiv a delegation of parliamentarians from United States of America Led by Republican Minority Leader in the US Senate Mitch McConnell, according to a statement issued by the Ukrainian presidency on Saturday (14).

“I look forward to the United States’ support for the imposition of new sanctions. Furthermore, we believe that Russia “It should be officially recognized as a state sponsor of terrorism,” Zelensky said during the meeting.

He also thanked the United States for its leadership in supporting UkraineNoting that Washington not only protects her country, “but also protects democratic values ​​and freedoms and the right of nations to freely choose their future.”

In a video speech, Zelensky stated that “the visit once again demonstrates strong bipartisan support for our state, and the strength of relations between the American and Ukrainian peoples,” and specified that “financial and military support” was discussed for Ukraine and ‘sanctions against Russia“.

In addition to Mitch McConnell, the delegation included several experienced Republican senators. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made a surprise visit to Kyiv in April, only to be revealed a day later.

The US Congress on Tuesday took a first step toward freeing up $40 billion for… Ukrainean aid that still needs to be voted on by the Senate before President Joe Biden can enact it.

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