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Pelosi thanks Poland for supporting Ukraine and meets President

WARSAW – A high-level delegation from the US Congress, led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, was in Warsaw on Monday to thank Poland for its humanitarian and other support to Ukraine.

Pelosi and half a dozen US lawmakers met with President Andrzej Duda and Polish lawmakers in Warsaw. The visit followed a weekend visit to Kyiv, where they met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and pledged to support his country until it defeats Russia.

In a statement after meeting Duda, Pelosi called him “a valued partner in assisting the people of Ukraine in the face of Putin’s brutal and unprovoked war.”

She said that during their meeting, members of her delegation “expressed America’s deep gratitude to the Polish government and people for opening their hearts and homes to Ukrainian refugees, and we reiterated our nation’s pledge to support Poland’s humanitarian efforts.” continue to support.”

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The Russian invasion of Ukraine has sparked a refugee crisis, with more than 5.5 million people fleeing the country. By far the largest group – more than 3 million people – arrived in Poland, and many of them stayed.

Ordinary Poles have welcomed Ukrainians into their homes, while the government and volunteers have mobilized to help in myriad ways.

The trip came two days after US President Joe Biden asked Congress for $33 billion to bolster Ukraine’s fight against Russia, more than double the original $13.6 billion bailout which is now almost used up. The measure is intended to send a signal to Russian President Vladimir Putin that US arms and other forms of support are not going away.

During a press conference Sunday in Rzeszow, Poland, members of the congressional delegation unanimously commended Ukraine’s defenses, portrayed the battle of good against evil and pledged long-term US military, humanitarian and economic support.

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