President of Ukraine

Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with a delegation from the U.S. House of Representatives

9 February 2024 - 20:03

Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with a delegation from the U.S. House of Representatives

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with a bipartisan delegation from the United States House of Representatives led by Chairman of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Mike Turner, along with congressmen Jason Crow, French Hill, Zach Nunn, and Abigail Spanberger during their visit to Ukraine.

The Head of State emphasized the importance of the congressmen's visit to Ukraine at a time when Russia continues terror against peaceful cities and civilian infrastructure, inflicting heavy missile and Iranian drone strikes.

"This visit demonstrates the powerful bipartisan support for Ukraine, confirming that the United States is a strategic partner helping us effectively resist the aggressor. Your arrival is important for boosting the morale of our people, especially for those heroes fighting on the front lines today," said Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

The President expressed gratitude to Congress, both parties – Democratic and Republican, the President of the United States, and the American people for providing Ukraine with defense, financial, and humanitarian assistance. Volodymyr Zelenskyy specifically highlighted the significant leadership role of Congress in supporting Ukraine from the early days of the large-scale invasion. The critical importance of Congress passing an assistance package for Ukraine was emphasized.

"We cannot stop in our fight against the aggressor. For this fight to be effective, we need the support of allies, especially the United States. I am convinced that the decision to provide necessary aid to Ukraine will be passed by Congress. This will strengthen our economy and Armed Forces," said the Head of State.

During the meeting, Volodymyr Zelenskyy provided detailed information to the congressmen about the situation on the front lines and the urgent needs of the Ukrainian defense forces. He also called for further increasing defense assistance to achieve strategic goals on the frontline.

The President also emphasized that obtaining additional air defense systems to effectively protect civilians and critical infrastructure facilities remains a priority. The development of bilateral cooperation on the localization of joint production of modern drones and electronic warfare equipment in Ukraine is also important.

There was a substantive exchange of views regarding further strengthening sanctions pressure on the aggressor country, as well as the development of a legal framework by Congress for using frozen Russian assets for Ukraine's recovery.