Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Republican Senators Susan Collins, John Cornyn and John Barrasso traveled to Kiev to visit Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
The US embassy tweeted about the senators’ visit to Ukraine on Saturday and posted video of their meeting with Zelenskyy.
“Welcome to Ukraine,” the translated tweet addressed to the senators. “We are with Ukraine.”
Senators traveled to Ukraine days before the Senate is expected to provide a $ 40 billion package of military and humanitarian aid to Ukraine. The bill has broad bipartisan support and has already been adopted by Parliament.
This was the latest voyage from top US officials to the war-torn country. On Sunday, First Lady Dr. Jill Biden another surprise trip, meeting with Ukraine’s First Lady Olena Zelenska and visiting Ukrainian children who have been displaced by the war with Russia. Biden crossed the border from Slovakia into southwestern Ukraine for his unannounced visit to a public school in Uzhhorod, which was transformed into a temporary shelter housing 163 Ukrainians, including 47 children.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin as wellof Kiev in April, and a delegation of House Democrats led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the capital earlier this month and met with Zelenskyy.