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Pelosi Visits Ukraine, Meets With President Zelensky

by Guy D. McCardle May 2, 2022
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Ukrainian President Zelensky awards the Order of Princess Olga, the third grade, to US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi in Kyiv. Image Credit: bostonglobe.com/AP
Ukrainian President Zelensky awards the Order of Princess Olga, the third grade, to US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi in Kyiv. Image Credit: bostonglobe.com/AP

Highest Ranking Official US Visit to Date

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, accompanied by several other House Democrats, met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on a surprise visit to Kyiv on April 30th. She ensured Zelensky that “our commitment is to be there for you until the fight is done.”

Pelosi and the rest of the US delegation met with President Zelensky and his team. Image Credit: Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/AP

The California Democrat was the highest-ranking US official to visit Ukraine since the Russian invasion in February. In addition, she led the first official congressional delegation there since the beginning of the war.

During a meeting that took place Saturday evening local time, she told the Ukrainian President, “We are on a frontier of freedom, and your fight is a fight for everyone.”

A Follow Up In Poland

At a news conference held Sunday in Poland during a trip to meet with Polish President Andrzej Duda, the Speaker stood firm and said the West would not back down due to any Russian threats. She remarked:

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