We Heart: Speaker Nancy Pelosi Brings Delegation to Ukraine

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky presents the Order of Princess Olga, a Ukrainian civil ornament, to U.S. Speaker of the Home Nancy Pelosi throughout a go to by a U.S. congressional delegation on April 30, 2022 in Kyiv. Pelosi led a congressional delegation on a secret assembly with the Ukrainian president that was introduced the subsequent day, as they left the nation for close by Poland. (Ukrainian Presidential Press Workplace / Handout by way of Getty Pictures)

Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) this weekend turned the highest-ranking U.S. official to go to Ukraine for the reason that begin of Russia’s invasion, after she led a small delegation of Democratic lawmakers on an unannounced go to to Kyiv. She described the journey as a “solemn alternative and extraordinary honor.”

Pelosi was joined by fellow Democrats Reps. Adam B. Schiff (Calif.), chair of the Home Intelligence Committee; Rep. Gregory W. Meeks (N.Y.), International Affairs Committee chair; Jim McGovern (Mass.), chair of the Guidelines Committee; and Reps. Barbara Lee (Calif.), William R. Keating (Mass.) and Jason Crow (Colo.).

Pelosi met on Saturday with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to reiterate U.S. assist “till the struggle is completed.”

In a press convention on Sunday, Pelosi referred to as on different members of Congress to approve President Biden’s request for $33 billion in humanitarian and financial support to Ukraine. “Our members had been proud to ship the message [to Ukraine] that further American assist is on the best way, as we work to remodel President Biden’s robust funding request right into a legislative bundle,” Pelosi stated after her journey.

She additionally didn’t mince phrases about President Vladimir Putin: “Don’t be bullied by bullies. In the event that they’re making threats, you can not again down. That’s my view of it,” Pelosi stated throughout a Sunday press convention primarily based in Poland. “You can’t fold to a bully.”

Monday marked the 67th day of Russia’s occupation of Ukraine. Ladies in Ukraine particularly face particular wartime tragedies, together with rape, sexual slavery and forced pregnancy. Pelosi’s go to alerts a deepening U.S. dedication to a rustic beneath siege.

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