U.S. Senate delegation led by top Republican Mitch McConnell visits Ukraine
Updated: 2022-05-15 15:43:58 KST
A delegation of Republican U.S. Senators made an unannounced visit to Kyiv on Saturday and met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
Led by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, the delegation said in a statement after they left Ukraine that the visit reaffirmed to President Zelenskyy that the U.S. "stands squarely behind Ukraine" and will keep providing support until the war is won.
On social media, President Zelenskyy called the visit a "strong signal of bipartisan support" from the U.S. Congress, and in his nightly video address, he said they discussed various forms of support, including a strengthening of the sanctions on Russia.
To Senator McConnell, Zelenskyy reiterated his request that Russia be designated a state sponsor of terrorism.
In response to the lawmakers' trip, Russia's ambassador to the U.S. warned against closer cooperation with Kyiv, saying the situation in the region is "extremely dangerous."