US Treasury Secretary Yellen Meets With Zelensky in Kyiv

US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during a trip to Kyiv on Monday, February 27, following the announcement of a new $2.2 billion security assistance package from the US Department of Defense.

The new package will bring the United States’ total financial contribution to $9.9 billion.

“The US will continue to stand with Ukraine for as long as it takes. I commend @ZelenskyyUa for his leadership, and thank him for our discussion on support from the US and allies – including the announcement today of the transfer of the first $1.25B in US support this year,” Yellen said in a tweet.

“The United States has been powerfully supporting us since the first days of this war not only with weapons, but also on the financial front. We really appreciate it. Thank you for systematic steps to increase sanctions pressure on the aggressor state. It is necessary to further strengthen sanctions to deprive Russia of the ability to finance the war,” Zelensky said. Credit: Volodymyr Zelensky via Storyful

Video transcript

JANET YELLEN: [INAUDIBLE] thank you. It's an honor to meet you.

VOLODYMYR ZELENSKYY: Honored to meet you. You are very welcome.

JANET YELLEN: Thank you.

VOLODYMYR ZELENSKYY: Thank you so much.


Thank you very much. Your minister, your team, Ambassador, you're very welcome. Thank you.

JANET YELLEN: [INAUDIBLE] and continue to function and continue to--

VOLODYMYR ZELENSKYY: Thanks so much. We are happy that you are with us. We're on the right side of [INAUDIBLE].