President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a meeting with a bipartisan delegation of the US Congress, which included senators Robert Portman, Chris Murphy, Jeanne Shaheen, Amy Klobuchar, Richard Blumenthal and Roger Wicker.
The President thanked the United States Congress for its solidarity with the people of Ukraine against the backdrop of current security challenges.
"It is very important for Ukraine, for our people, that you are with us today. This testifies to the constant bicameral, bipartisan support for our state, as well as its sovereignty and territorial integrity," the President said.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy informed US senators about the security situation around Ukraine and steps that would contribute to de-escalation and prevent further Russian aggression.
The President noted the important role of the Congress in supporting Ukraine's Euro-Atlantic aspirations and deepening cooperation between the two countries.
"We feel and receive effective assistance in the field of security in such a difficult time, a time of aggression by the Russian Federation," said Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
During the conversation, a unanimous position was expressed that the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline is a challenge to the energy security of Ukraine and Europe as a whole.
The President stated the need to prepare a preventive package of sanctions against Russia to counter aggression.
Separately, the President noted that Russia continues to conduct an active campaign to passportize the population in the temporarily occupied territories, seeking to create a pretext for escalation under the guise of "protection of Russian citizens."
Topical issues of domestic political life of our state were also raised.
US senators expressed unanimous support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, stressed the full and indisputable right of our state to independently choose ways of ensuring its own security.