Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), accompanied by a US delegation made up of three other Republican senators visited Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv, and became the latest group of senior American politicians to visit the Ukrainian capital, The Hill reported.
Zelensky shared a video on Instagram of himself interacting with McConnell, Susan Collins (R-Maine), John Cornyn (R-Texas), and John Barrasso (R-Wyo.). The time of the visit of the senators was uncertain.
The lawmakers’ visit comes after first lady Jill Biden paid a surprise visit to Ukrainian first lady Olena Zelenska on Mother’s Day.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and other members met with Ukraine’s President Zelensky earlier this month, according to her office.
The Speaker’s office said early Sunday that Pelosi and other members had traveled to Kyiv and met with Zelensky. For three hours, the congressional delegation met with Ukraine’s president and his executive team will review sanctions against Russia and how they could be enhanced, weaponry and how supplies could be boosted, and economic, food, and humanitarian aid.
They are also scheduled to meet with Poland’s President Andrzej Duda and other high-ranking officials.