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Nancy Pelosi meets Ukraine's Zelensky on unannounced visit to Kyiv

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    Ms Pelosi said Ukraine was fighting for everyone's freedom and US support would continue "until the fight is done." Nancy Pelosi meets Ukraine's Zelensky on unannounced visit to Kyiv
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U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi met Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in Kyiv to vow continued support for Ukraine's fight against Russia, as Moscow said it had struck at weapons supplied by Western nations in the country's south.

 

 

Ms Pelosi said Ukraine was fighting for everyone's freedom and US support would continue "until the fight is done."

Ms Pelosi was in Kyiv with a delegation of US lawmakers.

The visit came days after President Biden asked Congress to approve $33bn in aid for Ukraine.

Nancy Pelosi said that the US won’t be stopped helping Ukraine by fears of provoking Russia after she became the highest-ranking US politician to visit the country since Vladimir Putin’s forces invaded.

In a press conference in Poland after her visit, she was asked about whether the US was concerned by the risk of its support provoking a Russian reaction. The speaker of the house said the US would hold its resolve.

“Let me speak for myself, do not be bullied by bullies. If they are making threats, you cannot back down,” she said.

Adam Schiff, chair of the US house intelligence committee said: “This is first and foremost about Ukraine but it’s not only about Ukraine. This is about a dictator in the Kremlin making war like it is world war two all over again with a massive invasion of his neighbour and he must be stopped.

“We are prepared to give Ukraine all the support necessary to stop this.”