McConnell and GOP senators visit Zelenskyy in Ukraine

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Republican Senators Susan Collins, John Cornyn and John Barrasso traveled to Kyiv to sojourn Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

The U.S. Embassy tweeted astir the senators' sojourn to Ukraine Saturday and posted video of their gathering with Zelenskyy. 

"Welcome to Ukraine," the translated tweet addressed the senators. "We are unneurotic with Ukraine."

McConnell, successful a connection Saturday evening, called it "an honor" to person met Zelenskyy and his apical advisers and to "stand successful solidarity with the heroic radical of Ukraine."

"It was inspiring to sojourn the historical superior of a beauteous state that has been forced to combat for its ain survival. We saw firsthand the courage, unity, and resoluteness of the Ukrainian people. The Ukrainians are warring bravely against a deranged invader and person already succeeded beyond skeptics' wildest dreams," McConnell said. "They are consenting and determined to support warring to victory. Ukraine is not asking anybody other to combat their fight. They lone inquire for the tools they request for self-defense."

The Senate number person said the Republican senators reaffirmed to Zelenskyy that the U.S. "stands squarely down Ukraine and volition prolong our enactment until Ukraine wins this war."

And helium called connected U.S. allies to proceed to bash their part, arsenic well. McConnell besides said that the unit the U.S. and allies are bringing to carnivore connected Russia is straight tied to U.S. nationalist security.

"It is squarely successful our nationalist involvement to assistance Ukraine execute triumph successful this warfare and to assistance Ukraine and different countries deter different wars of aggression earlier they start," helium said.

The senators travelled to Ukraine days earlier the Senate is expected to walk a $40 cardinal bundle of subject and humanitarian assistance to Ukraine. The measure has wide bipartisan enactment and has already been passed by House. 

This was the latest caller travel by apical U.S. officials to the war-torn country. Last Sunday, archetypal woman Dr. Jill Biden made a astonishment travel to Ukraine, gathering with the archetypal woman of Ukraine Olena Zelenska and visiting with Ukrainian children who person been displaced by the warfare with Russia. Biden crossed the borderline from Slovakia into southwestern Ukraine for her unannounced sojourn to a nationalist schoolhouse successful Uzhhorod that was converted into a impermanent shelter, lodging 163 Ukrainians, including 47 children.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin also traveled to the superior city of Kyiv successful April, and a delegation of House Democrats led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made a concealed trip to the superior earlier this period and met with Zelenskyy.