Pelosi Affirms US Support for Ukraine in Kyiv Meeting With Zelensky

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky met with US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other officials in an unannounced visit to Kyiv, video released early on Sunday, May 1, showed.

In her meeting with the Ukrainian leader, Pelosi said, “We are visiting you to say thank you for your fight for freedom … Our commitment is to be there for you until the fight is done.”

Accompanying Pelosi were Rep Jim McGovern, of Massachusetts; California Rep Adam Schiff, chair of the House intelligence Committee; New York Rep Gregory Meeks, chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee; and Colorado Rep Jason Crow.

“The United States is a leader in Ukraine’s strong support in the fight against Russian aggression. Thank you for helping to protect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of our state,” Zelensky said on Facebook. Credit: Volodymyr Zelensky via Storyful

Video transcript

VOLODYMYR ZELENSKYY: [NON-ENGLISH SPEECH]

NANCY PELOSI: [INAUDIBLE]

VOLODYMYR ZELENSKYY: Nice to meet you. Thank you for coming.

NANCY PELOSI: So good to see you.

VOLODYMYR ZELENSKYY: Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

NANCY PELOSI: [INAUDIBLE] Congressmen.

JIM MCGOVERN: Jim McGovern from Massachusetts.

VOLODYMYR ZELENSKYY: Nice meeting you.

JIM MCGOVERN: Nice to meet you.

VOLODYMYR ZELENSKYY: Thank you very much.

GREGORY MEEKS: President, it's good to see you again.

VOLODYMYR ZELENSKYY: [INAUDIBLE]

GREGORY MEEKS: Yes.

VOLODYMYR ZELENSKYY: You're welcome.

JASON CROW: Jason Crow, from Colorado.

VOLODYMYR ZELENSKYY: Nice to meet you.

ADAM SCHIFF: Adam Schiff from California.

VOLODYMYR ZELENSKYY: You're all very welcome.

ADAM SCHIFF: An honor to meet you.

NANCY PELOSI: [INAUDIBLE]

VOLODYMYR ZELENSKYY: [NON-ENGLISH SPEECH]

NANCY PELOSI: We believe that we are visiting you to say thank you for your fight for freedom, that we are on a frontier of freedom, and that your fight is a fight for everyone. And so our commitment is to be there for you until the fight is done.

- --of the United States commitment--

[APPLAUSE]

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