The trip comes as Moscow’s refocused military campaign in Ukraine’s east struggles to make significant gains, and as Kyiv’s allies step up with increasing military supplies, with both sides appearing to be settling in for a prolonged conflict.
“We are visiting you to say thank you for your fight for freedom,” Pelosi said during a meeting with Ukrainian officials, according to a video posted to Zelenskyy’s official Telegram account early Sunday. “Your fight is a fight for everyone, and so our commitment is to be there for you until the fight is done.”
Zelenskyy said he was “very grateful for this powerful signal of support.”
“This shows that the United States today is a leader in strong support for Ukraine during the war against the aggression of the Russian Federation,” Zelenskyy said
Those accompanying Pelosi on the trip, which had not been previously announced, included Reps. Jason Crow, D-Colo., Jim McGovern, D-Mass., Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y., and Adam Schiff, D-Calif.