A senior US congressional delegation met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv on Saturday and promised to make efforts to ensure continued support in the war against Russia.
The delegation – which included Representative Adam Smith, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee – is the latest in a series of high-profile US visitors to Ukraine.
“The United States, along with allies and partners around the world, stands with Ukraine by providing economic, military and humanitarian assistance,” the delegation said in a statement.
“We will continue to explore ways to support President Zelensky and the Ukrainian people as effectively as possible, as they continue their brave stance,” he said.
US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said on Wednesday that Washington would send four more high-mobility artillery rocket systems to Ukraine, bringing the total provided so far to 16.
No specific reference was made to the transfer of arms in the delegation’s statement on Saturday. Separately, Smith was quoted as telling US-backed Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty that Washington and its allies were ready to hand over more and more launch rocket systems.
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