The president of the House of Representatives of the Congress from USA, Nancy Pelosihas met with the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyduring an unannounced visit to Kyiv. The visit of Pelosi, the highest-ranking US leader to visit Ukraine since the beginning of the war, was aimed at expressing her country’s support for the Ukrainian government. In this sense, she has assured that the United States will support Ukraine “until victory”.
“The United States is a leader in efforts to support Ukraine in the fight against Russian aggression,” Zelensky said. On Twitter he has also expressed his satisfaction with the military alliance: “Thank you for helping to protect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of our state,” he has written.
The Ukrainian leader has accompanied the message with a video where he appears, flanked by armed guards, welcoming Pelosi and a congressional delegation in front of the presidency in kyiv.
Зустріч зі спікером Палати представників Конгресу США @SpeakerPelosi в Києві. Сполучені Штати є лідером потужної підтримки України в боротьбі з агресією РФ. Дякуємо, що допомагаєте захищати суверенітет і територіальну цілісність нашої держави! pic.twitter.com/QXSBPFoGQh
— Володимир Зеленський (@ZelenskyyUa) May 1, 2022
“Our delegation has traveled to kyiv to send an unequivocal and strong message to the world: the United States stands with Ukraine,” the US delegation said in a statement.
For her part, Pelosi has declared that the visit is a gesture of gratitude from the United States to the Ukrainian authorities. “We are here to say thank you for your fight for freedom. Your fight is everyone’s fight,” he assured.
The speaker of the chamber also highlighted “the leadership and courage” shown by Zelensky before “praising the Ukrainian people for their outstanding defense of democracy.”
Other meetings of US representatives
The visit of Pelosi, leader of the Democratic Party in the lower house of the US Congress, the high-level meetings between US representatives and the Ukrainian president continue after the one held last weekend by the Secretaries of State and Defense, Anthony Blinken Y Lloyd Austin.
The president of United States, Joe Bidenhas on occasion expressed his willingness to travel to Ukraine, without further specifying his intentions.