A delegation from Congress led by Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) left for Ukraine to attend a meeting in Kiev with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
McConnell’s delegation was meant to show Ukraine bipartisan support from the United States as Ukraine fights to eject invading Russian forces.
Zelenskyy confirmed the meeting took place in a video that was posted to Instagram on Saturday.
Zelenskyy said on the Instagram post that “[The delegation] is a strong signal of bipartisan support for Ukraine from the United States Congress and the American people. Thank you for your leadership in helping us in our struggle not only for our country, but also for democratic values and freedoms. We really appreciate it.”
The delegation included Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), John Barrasso (R-WY), and John Cornyn (R-TX).
The meeting will likely do little to assuage concerns from conservatives around the nation that the United States is getting too involved in the conflict in Ukraine. The war has cost us billions while many Americans are struggling with a crashing economy and food shortages.
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