Pelosi, second in line to the presidency after the vice president, is the highest-ranking US leader to visit Ukraine since the start of the war, and her visit marks an important show of continued support for the country’s fight against Russia.
Footage released early Sunday by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s office showed Pelosi in Kiev with a congressional delegation, including Jason Crow, Jim McGovern and Adam Schiff.
Zelenskyy greeted the delegation outside before they went to a conference room.
“I am grateful to you for this signal of strong support from the United States, the people and Congress – bicameral and bipartisan support,” he said.
“This shows that today the United States is a leader in strong support for Ukraine during the war against the aggression of the Russian Federation.”
Pelosi told Zelensky, “We believe we are visiting you to thank you for your fight for freedom.”
“We are on a border of freedom and your fight is a fight for everyone. Our commitment is to be there for you until the fight is over,” Pelosi added.
The visit was not previously announced.
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