Pelosi to Zelensky: American support is on the way
Pelosi met with Zelensky in Kiev to boost his morale.
On Sunday, US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she met with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky, sending a message to Kiev that the US stands "firmly" with Ukraine as it battles "Putin's diabolic invasion."
Zelensky was dressed in military garb when he met her outside his office - a sympathy-inducing public appearance.
"Our delegation traveled to Kyiv to send an unmistakable and resounding message to the entire world: America stands firmly with Ukraine," Pelosi said in a statement.
Pelosi said that the Ukrainian president made it clear that he needs more security, economic and humanitarian aid. She reiterated that "Our delegation proudly delivered the message that additional American support is on the way."
The Speaker said on Friday that she hoped to pass a package worth $33 billion upon the request of US President Joe Biden in the nearest time possible - this package was passed this morning.
"The United States is the leader in strong support for Ukraine in the fight against Russian aggression. Thank you for helping to protect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of our state," Zelensky said on Twitter, sharing a video of the meeting with Pelosi.
Pelosi's delegation, which included Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Gregory Meeks, traveled afterward to Poland for meetings with President Andrzej Duda and other senior officials.
It is worth mentioning that US Secretary of State Antony Blinken discussed with his Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Kuleba the return of US diplomats to Ukraine on Saturday.