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In Kyiv, bipartisan US Congress delegation vows to get Ukraine aid through

Published 02/09/2024, 11:19 AM
Updated 02/10/2024, 02:46 AM
© Reuters. U.S. Representatives Mike Turner (R-OH), French Hill (R-AR), Jason Crow (D-CO) and Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) attend a joint news briefing, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Kyiv, Ukraine February 9, 2024. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

By Max Hunder

KYIV (Reuters) - A bipartisan delegation of U.S. Congress members came to Kyiv on Friday to meet with Ukraine's president as they sought to give assurances they would do their part to get crucial, stalled military aid legislation through the House of Representatives.

The delegation consisted of four members of the House Intelligence Committee: Republicans Mike Turner and French Hill, along with Democrats Jason Crow and Abigail Spanberger.

"The United States is working diligently in the House of Representatives and the Senate to secure the funding that is necessary in 2024," Turner told journalists at a press conference before the delegation left to meet President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.

The U.S. has been Ukraine's largest supplier of military assistance as Kyiv fights off Russia's nearly two-year-old invasion, but that help is now on hold while Congress wrangles over a bill providing aid to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan.

The $95.34 billion bill advanced in the U.S. Senate on Thursday after Republicans blocked previous compromise legislation.

"It's delayed this year during the course of not only a presidential election year, but also controversies in the House about politics," Hill said.

© Reuters. U.S. Representatives Mike Turner (R-OH), French Hill (R-AR), Jason Crow (D-CO) and Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) attend a joint news briefing, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Kyiv, Ukraine February 9, 2024. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

The lawmakers also met with officials from the SBU and GUR intelligence agencies, the U.S. ambassador to Kyiv said.

"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.

Latest comments

Ivan is upset
I sincerely doubt they can get through the russian republicans. Who will do nothing until putin says ok ( sorry meant trump)
hopefully you are right on that 1
Does anyone remember when the $800 billion TARP bill blew us away? Now, we hand out $100 billion like it's pocket change. Meanwhile, as JPOW said, our $34 trillion debt and deficit spending is unsustainable. If you want to give Ukraine a $100 billion, then cut $100 billion from the budget elsewhere. There might be a few more objections to handing it out and a little a more oversight. Make no mistake, people are getting rich off of us throwing money like that around.
Long live the great cause of Freedom
Whatever they're hiding over there must be Massive.
Dead ukranian men, women and children kil..led by russian soldiers thats what you can find and ukrainian cities blown away by russia
mark and his tin god trump, putin bootlickers.
The only bootlickers here are the people unable think for themselves. You know the people calling everyone who can see whats going on a bootlicker. Grow up kiddo.
Its truly disgusting watching treacherous Maga trash bum sniffing Putin
give them white tee shirts and sticks
Sure Mark that should help ukraine fight the russian invaders and stop the bom.bings of the civilian population…you are an inhumane sick F…
As sick as a brainwashed person who only cares about ukraine because they were told to? You cant even point ukraine out on a map.
Ken if you had any humanity you wouldnt want the US using ukrainians as meat in the grinder, nonetheless m, you are an inhuman le sick fk…
Trump loves Putin and he will not allow these republicans to help Ukraine
I doubt these republican can any help to ukraine Trump will just call them and tell them he will destroy them like he did Langford and they shit their pants.
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