Mitch McConnell visits Kyiv with delegation of Republican US senators

ザ・ US Senate minority leader, ミッチ・マコーネル, has joined the growing list of US politicians making visits to Kyiv, it emerged on Saturday

Ukraine’s President 何千人ものウクライナ人が連帯を示してキエフに集結–ビデオ welcomed McConnell’s visit as a powerful signal of bipartisan support for Ukraine.

McConnell led a delegation, which included the Republican senators Susan Collins of Maine, John Barrasso of Wyoming and John Cornyn of Texas, to the Ukrainian capital where he was hosted by Zelenskiy at the House of Chimaeras inside the presidential administration compound.

In remarks and video posted on Instagram 土曜日, Zelenskiy told the visitors that Ukraine was defending not only itself but all democratic values and freedoms and the right of people to freely choose their own future.

“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,” Zelenskiy said.

“Russia is committing genocide against the Ukrainian people," 彼が追加した. 「「[Russia’s President Vladimir Putin] commits war crimes that horrify the whole world – torture, mass executions, レイプ. Europe has not seen such crimes since World War II.”

The visit comes as a $40bn US military aid budget has stalled in the Senate over demands issued by the Kentucky senator Rand Paul for a watchdog to track the spending.

In a rare bipartisan request, McConnell and the Senate majority leader, チャックシューマー, 民主党, offered Paul a vote on his amendment to the package. That offer was rejected with Paul saying he wanted changes to the underlying bill.