U.S. Congress Members Visit Kyiv to Discuss Military Aid Legislation
U.S. Congress Members Meet with Ukraine’s President
A bipartisan delegation of U.S. Congress members visited Kyiv to meet with Ukraine’s president. The purpose of their visit was to provide assurances that they would work to pass crucial military aid legislation through the House of Representatives.
Members of the House Intelligence Committee in the Delegation
The delegation included four members of the House Intelligence Committee: Republicans Mike Turner and French Hill, along with Democrats Jason Crow and Abigail Spanberger. They expressed their commitment to securing necessary funding for Ukraine in 2024.
Stalled Military Aid Legislation in Congress
The U.S. has been a major supplier of military assistance to Ukraine in its fight against Russia’s invasion. However, the aid is currently on hold as Congress debates a bill providing aid to Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan. The $95.34 billion bill advanced in the U.S. Senate on Thursday after previous compromise legislation was blocked by Republicans.
Meetings with Ukrainian Intelligence Agencies
In addition to meeting with President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, the lawmakers also held discussions with officials from the SBU and GUR intelligence agencies. The U.S. ambassador to Kyiv emphasized their support for Ukraine and its significance in defending freedom and democracy.
We stand with Ukraine not just because we understand that defending freedom and democracy around the world is an American value, but we stand with Ukraine because it’s also in America’s interests to do so,” said Crow.