US Senate Minority Chief Mitch McConnell led a staff of Republican senators on a shock journey to Kyiv on Saturday, Could 14 to fulfill with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
The journey which is the most recent in a string of high-level US journeys comes as a bipartisan invoice to ship $40 billion in further assist to Ukraine to assist with the battle remained stalled in Congress.
McConnell, together with Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine), John Cornyn (R-Tex.), and John Barrasso (R-Wyo), made the journey simply two days after their fellow Republican, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, pressured a short lived halt to the huge navy and humanitarian assist invoice.
The go to was “a powerful sign of bipartisan assist for Ukraine from the US Congress and the American individuals,” Zelensky wrote on his official Instagram account.
“Thanks on your management in serving to us struggle not just for our nation, but additionally for democratic values and freedoms,” the president added. “We actually admire it.”
A high Zelensky aide wrote that the go to signaled an imminent finish to the deadlock in Congress.
“A call on $40 billion is anticipated subsequent week,” Andrij Sybiha wrote on Fb.
“At present, our state has the sturdy bipartisan and bicameral assist of American mates. And the American individuals.”
Recall on Could 1, Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi held the same shock assembly with Zelensky whereas first woman Jill Biden greeted Zelensky’s spouse Olena Zelenska in an unannounced Mom’s Day journey over the Ukrainian border final Sunday.
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President Zelensky welcomed US delegation to Kyiv led by Sen Mitch McConnell immediately. Zelensky mentioned it’s “a powerful sign of bipartisan assist for Ukraine.”
“Thanks on your management in serving to us struggle not just for our nation, but additionally for democratic values ??and freedoms.” pic.twitter.com/amTIudErkb
— Christopher Miller (@ChristopherJM) May 14, 2022