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McConnell leads Senate delegation to fulfill with Zelenskyy in Ukraine


U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) faces reporters following the Senate Republicans weekly coverage lunch on the U.S. Capitol in Washington, March 8, 2022.

Evelyn Hockstein | Reuters

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell lead a Senate delegation to fulfill with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv on Saturday.

The assembly was “a powerful signal of the two-party support of Ukraine by the United States’ Congress, as well as the American people,” Zelenskyy mentioned in a Telegram publish that was translated by NBC News.

Senators John Barrasso, John Cornyn, and Susan Collins have been among the many delegation, in response to a video posted on social media. It’s unclear if the group continues to be in Ukraine.

Andrii Yermak, head of the president’s workplace, mentioned the Senators mentioned further sanctions on Russia and Ukraine’s hopes that the Senate will cross a $40 billion help bundle that is already made its manner by the House.

The U.S. has despatched a handful of presidency officers to the embattled nation up to now few weeks. Earlier this month, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi led a U.S. congressional delegation to fulfill with Zelenskyy, adopted by first woman Jill Biden. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, Sen. Steve Daines and Rep. Victoria Spartz have additionally traveled to Ukraine.

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