Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and three GOP members were in Kyiv Saturday, only two days after their colleague Rep. Senator Rand Paul halted a massive bill to help Ukraine in Congress.
During the surprise visit, the four lawmakers met with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky in what he described on his Instagram account as “a strong signal of bipartisan support for Ukraine from the US Congress and the American people.”
“Thank you for your leadership in helping us fight not only for our country but also for democratic values and freedoms. We really appreciate it.”
A top presidential aide said that McConnell and Sens. Susan Collins, John Cornyn, and John Barrasso’s visit means a potential end to the Congressional impasse of the bipartisan $40 billion in military and humanitarian aid to Ukraine.
“A decision on $40 billion is expected next week. Today, our state has the strong bipartisan and bicameral support of American friends and the American people,” Andrij Sybiha wrote on Facebook.